The Actions:
What We Will Do Between Now and 2010

the actions: what we will do between now and 2010

To the year 2010, governments, organizations and individuals involved in the Canadian response to HIV/AIDS should focus their collective efforts on six key strategies in order to get ahead of the epidemic. Each strategy is linked to every other in some way and is not only valuable in itself but is also valuable as part of the whole.

6 strategies

For each of the six strategies, the document sets out:

  • the rationale or evidence for the strategy
  • desired outcomes
  • targets to the year 2010
  • a list of recommended actions that jurisdictions and organizations throughout Canada can use and adapt to describe their role in the plan

Some notes on targets:

  • In some of the document's areas of action, there currently are little or no baseline data against which to measure progress. In these instances, baseline data will need to be developed so that we can eventually better identify our progress.

It is important to include targets for each area of action and for each vulnerable population because action is required for all populations.

  • In some of the document's areas of action, there currently are little or no baseline data against which to measure progress. In these instances, baseline data will need to be developed so that we can eventually better identify our progress.
  • It is important to include targets for each area of action and for each vulnerable population because action is required for all populations.
  • The targets identified in the document are included not only to identify and measure progress but also to motivate action. If the document's vision is to be achieved, bold targets are necessary.40

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With respect to setting targets for vulnerable populations, data collection should respect their right to confidentiality and privacy.

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