The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is analysing its HIV/AIDS policies to develop a five-year national strategy concerning the killer disease, Gulf News reported Thursday.
Officials from governmental agencies as well as international organisations, including the Red Crescent Authority, UNAIDS and UNDP, discussed the HIV/AIDS situation in the country at a workshop.
AdvertisementThe workshop was the first of many steps needed to formulate a national response to the disease, said Nada Al Marzouqi, head of the UAE HIV Committee at the health ministry.
According to official statistics, 645 reported cases of AIDS were reported among the UAE nationals at the end of 2006.
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