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Poland: Information on access to facilities, treatment and drugs for persons with AIDS, the status of the scientific research conducted, the payment for treatment services, the perception of persons with AIDS by society and government according to their gender

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 November 1996
Citation / Document Symbol POL25309.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Poland: Information on access to facilities, treatment and drugs for persons with AIDS, the status of the scientific research conducted, the payment for treatment services, the perception of persons with AIDS by society and government according to their gender, 1 November 1996, POL25309.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ab984d.html [accessed 26 October 2014]
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The attached excerpts from Poland: A Country Study, published in 1994, provide information on AIDS dissemination in Poland and on the attempts made by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the early 1990s to set up a programme to fight the spread of the disease.

The attached 14 May 1996 Polish News Bulletin provides statistical information on rising HIV infections in Poland and on a joint Poland - UNDP programme to fight HIV and AIDS.

The attached 1 December 1995 United Press International (UPI) report provides HIV and AIDS statistics for Poland as well as information on localized initiatives to educate the population on AIDS and to provide shelter to AIDS patients.

The attached 30 July 1995 article from The Warsaw Voice provides information on a three-year government HIV prevention and care programme that is to be implemented from 1996 to 1998.

The attached 30 April 1994 British Medical Journal article provides information on discrimination against HIV and AIDS victims in Poland.

Additional information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Attachments

British Medical Journal [London]. 30 April 1994. Vol. 308. Renée Danziger. "Discrimination against People with HIV and AIDS in Poland," pp. 1145-47.

Poland: A Country Study. 1994. Edited by Glen E. Curtis. Washington, DC: Secretary of the Army, pp. 109-11.

Polish News Bulletin [Warsaw]. 14 May 1996. "HIV: More Victims." (NEXIS)

United Press International (UPI). 1 December 1995. BC Cycle. "Poland Marks AIDS Day." (NEXIS)

The Warsaw Voice. 30 July 1995. Kuba Spiewak. "AIDS Program Outlined: Building Walls Against HIV." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports. Daily.

On-line searches of news articles.

Unsuccessful attempts were made to obtain information from one oral source.

Note on contacting oral sources:

Ability to obtain information from oral sources depends on availability of information and their cooperation.

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