Asia-Pacific Population Journal

For over two decades, the Asia-Pacific Population Journal (APPJ) has been taking the pulse of population and social issues unfolding in the region. Published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), APPJ brings out high quality, evidence-based and forward-looking articles relevant for population policies and programmes in Asia and the Pacific. Prominent population experts, award-winning demographers, as well as lesser known researchers have been contributing articles, documenting over the years the evolution of thinking in this important sphere.


Knowledge and beliefs about HIV/AIDS among young people in Urban Nepal

Until recently, little information has been available on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the Nepalese population. Prior to the recognition of HIV/AIDS as a national health problem in the mid-1990s, health authorities in Nepal paid little attention to STIs. Few hospitals or clinics collected statistical information on cases or treatment.


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