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  1. Integrating a youth-based stigma and discrimination reduction curriculum in higher education: St Xavier’s College

    Stigmatizing attitudes towards people living with HIV (PLHIV) are common among young people. Yet there are few opportunities for youth to be exposed to interventions that address the key drivers of stigma and discrimination, namely lack of awareness of stigma and its harmful consequences, social judgment and fear of infection through casual contact. This project demonstrated that higher education can be an effective entry point for stigma reduction, by working with several groups and environments, in this case the faculty, students and college. …

  2. Imagined futures III: positive futures. Conference report

    This document is a report of the third in the series of Imagined Futures conferences. The debates and discussions concerned coping with stigma and disclosure on campus, and treatment options at universities.

  3. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and attitudes towards people living with HIV among the general staff of a public university in Malaysia

    Stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV have been widely documented, and have extended their impact into the workplace. Stigmatising attitudes towards people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the workplace significantly hinder HIV prevention efforts and indirectly affect national development. This cross-sectional study was designed to determine the level of knowledge about HIV and AIDS and assess attitudes towards PLHIV among the general staff of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), as well as to identify factors that are associated with it.

  4. UWC HIV/AIDS policy

    The University of the Western Cape (UWC) acknowledges the seriousness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and recognises that the disease will have a significant impact on the University. The University shares the understanding of AIDS as a chronic, life-threatening disease with social, economic and human rights implications. …

  5. An Education Sector Policy on HIV/AIDS

    In The Gambia HIV/AIDS is regarded as a major development issue even though its prevalence rate has remained relatively low. Prevalence rates in The Gambia were estimated in 2000 and 2001 at 1.2% for HIV-1 and 0.9% for HIV-2, the rate of increase since earlier sero-prevalence surveys has been exponential. Increases in HIV-1 continued after 2001 reaching a peak level of 2.1% in 2004 while the prevalence rate for HIV-2 began to decline, reaching 1% in 2004. …

  6. Rhodes University Institutional HIV and AIDS Policy

    Rhodes University commits itself to the creation of HIV and AIDS support structures directed at enhancing the health and welfare awareness of its whole community. This policy is designed to engage prevention programmes in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Partnerships needs to be established between student and staff communities.

  7. University of Malawi HIV/AIDS Policy

    Malawi, like its neighbours in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, has been severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Since the first case of HIV/AIDS was identified in May, 1985 epidemiological data has continued to show a rapidly escalating epidemic. By the end of 2001, the National HIV sero-prevalence was estimated at 10.6%, translating to about 800,000 people living with HIV/AIDS, 60% being women. About 300,000 adults and children are estimated to have died of AIDS or AIDS related diseases. The greatest impact in the public sector has been in education, agriculture and health. …

  8. Ho Polytechnic HIV/AIDS Policy

    The objectives of the policy are:To ensure that there is a consistent and sustainable programme of information and education on HIV/AIDS within the Polytechnic communityTo encourage attitudinal and behaviour changeTo encourage voluntary counselling and testing among staff and studentsTo collaborate with other stakeholders in the fight against HIV/AIDSTo reduce stigmatisation and discriminationTo ensure that the basic human rights of persons infected with HIV/AIDS are protected and upheld

  9. HIV/AIDS towards a Strategy for Commonwealth Universities: Issues in Policy Development

    This report presents the findings of a small scale survey of Commonwealth university members' policies and perceptions on the current impact of HIV/AIDS. The first section provides a brief overview of the survey process and findings. The detailed analyses of the mapping survey forms section two. Finally, section three reviews the various elements of institutional policies relating to HIV/AIDS.

  10. Expanding the field of inquiry: A cross-country study of higher education institutions' responses to HIV and AIDS

    This report compares, analyses, and summarises findings from twelve case studies commissioned by the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in higher education institutions in Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Lebanon, Lesotho, Suriname, Thailand, and Viet Nam. …

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