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  1. SMS 4 SRH: Using mobile phones to reduce barriers to youth access to sexual and reproductive health services and information

    This summary report provides an overview of how mHealth programming may be used to improve youth access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and information. The report frames the discussion of mHealth through an examination of the specific barriers that limit youth access to them. The barriers identified have been divided into four categories: - Accessibility Barriers, including cost and location. - Information Barriers, including lack of SRH information and lack of location information. …

  2. A Cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and care: UNESCO/UNAIDS research project. Uganda’s experience: country report

    This document provides the findings of a country assessment carried out in Uganda in the first phase of the UNESCO/UNAIDS joint project "A Cultural Approach to HIV/AIDS: Prevention and Care". The purpose of this exercise was threefold: (i) to assess the evolution of the epidemic (HIV infection and PWA) and its cultural and societal impact in the context and perspective of sustainable development. (ii) to determine how and to which extent culture, features and resources of the population are being taken into consideration in the design, implementation and evaluation of HIV/AIDS interventions. …

  3. Responding to HIV and AIDS. A practitioner's guide to mainstreaming in development projects

    This guide is intended for managers and field staff of development projects supported by Misereor. It also addresses other development agencies and a wider public interested in HIV/AIDS mainstreaming. The guide provides comprehensive information on HIV/AIDS mainstreaming and shows how to translate the mainstreaming approach into practice. Many of the examples and explanations refer to Africa; nevertheless the guide is designed to be used also in Asian and Latin American countries. The guide is structured as follows: Chapter 1: Responding to HIV and AIDS. …

  4. Dignity denied: violations of the rights of HIV-positive women in Chilean health facilities

    Dignity Denied documents the systemic discrimination and abuse that HIV-positive women endure in Chilean health facilities. Based on women's testimonies and those of healthcare providers, this report exposes the discriminatory and often dehumanizing experiences that Chilean women living with HIV/AIDS face when seeking healthcare, including failures to protect patient confidentiality, lack of adequate pre- and post-test counseling, delayed or abusive treatment, pressure to not bear children, and coercive and forced sterilization.

  5. Understanding and challenging HIV stigma. Toolkit for action. Modules F & G: Coping with stigma. Treatment and stigma

    This document is part of a toolkit written for and by HIV trainers. The toolkit has been designed to help trainers plan and organise educational sessions with community leaders or organised groups. It consists in a collection of participatory training exercises to help people at all levels understand stigma - what it means, why it is an important issue, what its root causes are - and develop strategies to challenge stigma and discrimination. The present document contains the Module F "Coping with stigma" and the Module G, "Treatment and stigma". …

  6. Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore Cluster Country Consultation on Migrant Workers' HIV Vulnerability Reduction: Pre-departure, Post-arrival and Returnee Reintegration, 15-17 April 2002, Makati City, Philippines

    HIV/AIDS touches all sectors of society. It is an issue that requires appropriate responses at national, regional and global levels. Migrant workers are valuable resources that stimulate economic prosperity and contribute to the socio-economic development of Asia. …

  7. Action for children affected by AIDS: programme profiles and lessons learned

    The publication documents lessons learned in responding to children affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Thailand and the United Kingdom. It is meant for those who carry responsibility for responding to the challenges posed by HIV/AIDS, including policy-makers, programme planners and those working directly with affected individuals and families.

  8. Ghana Human Development Report 2004. Breaking the HIV/AIDS chain: a human development challenge

    This report explores:the links between HIV/AIDS and efforts to promote social well-being; the social, cultural, religious and economic aspects of the prevention and management of the pandemic; the reorganisation of the health-care services to equip care-givers to deliver appropriate and adequate care to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families; public and private sector responses to the challenge of HIV/AIDS and human development, and collaboration with civil society and development partners.

  9. A Cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and care : UNESCO/AIDS research project, Proceeding of the Nairobi International Conference, 2-4 October 2000

    This report presents the proceedings and results of the Nairobi International Conference that was held from 2 to 4 October 2000 on "The Cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and Care", a UNESCO and UNAIDS Project. Its main objectives were to summarize lessons learnt from Phase I of the Project (1998-1999), ii) to present activities in progress during phase II and iii) defining orientations for networking and a possible Joint Action Plan for years to come.

  10. International symposium : social sciences and AIDS in Africa : review and prospects. Volume 1 Papers

    This document is a compilation of papers presented at a international seminar. The seminar examined issues of HIV/AIDS from a social sciences perspective. The themes discussed are organized into two volumes. The first volume covers: 1) the epidemic and its social, cultural and political implications; 2) models and projections with regard to HIV/AIDS and ideological methods and challenges; and 3) social practices, living conditions, and vulnerability. The second volume deals with issues of responsibility for AIDS --- actors, institutions, etc. and scientific and ethnical concerns. Papers presented at roundtables organized during the seminar are also contained in this volume. These cover such topics as: AIDS in extreme situations; assuming responsibility for, and associating with persons living with HIV/AIDS, institutional and non-institutional actors in the control of AIDS.

  11. Health seeking behaviour and the control of sexually transmitted disease

    What people do when they have symptoms or suspicion of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) has major implications for transmission and, consequently, for disease control. Delays in seeking and obtaining diagnosis and treatment can allow for continued transmission and the greater probability of adverse sequelae. An understanding of health seeking behaviour is therefore important if STD control programmes are to be effective. However, taboos and stigma related to sex and STD in most cultures mean that gaining a true picture is difficult and requires considerable cultural sensitivity. …

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