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  1. Factores sociales y culturales que facilitan la transmisión del VIH en Bolivia

    La epidemia del vih en Bolivia y en toda América Latina ha demostrado su conexión connormas culturales y valores sociales. En este texto se analizan algunos.

  2. Caracterización de contextos de vulnerabilidad para la adquisición de ITS/VIH/SIDA en cuatro poblaciones en el centro de la ciudad de Guatemala

    El presente estudio se realizó con travestis trabajadores sexuales (TTS), mujeres trabajadoras sexuales (MTS), hombres trabajadores sexuales (HTS) y hombres que tienen sexo con hombres (HSH) en el centro de la Ciudad de Guatemala durante 1998 y 1999. El trabajo se encaminó para poder precisar las interacciones entre individuos y contexto social en los campos de la salud y la sexualidad, situación legal y derechos humanos.

  3. Adolescent sexual health and the dynamics of oppression: a call for cultural competency

    This paper encourages programme planners to understand the impact of prejudice and discrimination on vulnerable adolescents, to assess the needs and assets of young participants in prevention programmes, and to emphasize youth empowerment and cultural competency when developing interventions for their communities.

  4. National Policy for HIV/AIDS Management in Schools

    Internationally, the first case of AIDS was diagnosed more than twenty years ago. In spite of extensive research, the origin of HIV has not been discovered. The spread of HIV in Jamaica is mainly through sexual contact between men and women. Additionally, about one-third of all babies born to HIV infected women are infected during pregnancy, at birth or through breast feeding unless anti-retroviral medication is given to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child.Persons infected with HIV do not immediately develop AIDS or AIDS symptoms. …

  5. La situación del VIH - Sida y derechos humanos en Bolivia

    Recomendaciones: Consideramos que la educación / información a la población sobre los derechos humanos en general y en particular de las personas que viven con el VIH/SIDA es el recurso más eficaz para dar respuestas sociales adecuadas a la pandemia. Los programas de información y de educación deben transmitir conocimientos sobre la epidemiología del VIH/SIDA, las formas de transmisión y de prevención, diagnóstico, tratamiento y los derechos humanos de las PVVS de manera clara, oportuna y adaptada a los diferentes grupos socio culturales de Bolivia (idiomas, etnias, etc.). …

  6. HIV/AIDS and education in Jamaica: Is the HIV epidemic affecting the supply of educators and the demand for education in Jamaica? Barriers to integration of HIV/AIDS infected/affected children into the Jamaican school system.

    Research undertaken with UNESCO support by Professor Wilma Bailey and Dr. Affette McCaw-Binns of the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, on issues related to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Jamaica and the education system was completed at the end of 2004.Themes investigated were: Barriers to the integration of HIV/AIDS infected/affected children into the Jamaican school system; The HIV epidemic: is it affecting the supply of educators and the demand for education in Jamaica? For discussion of methodology and findings, contact Professor Bailey at wilma.bailey@uwimona.edu.jm

  7. Guyana national HIV/AIDS strategy 2007-2011

    The National Strategic Plan 2007-2011 seeks to harmonise and align the resources and responses of all its partners to ensure that they meet Guyana's National Priorities. It is intended to strategically guide the future direction of Guyana's National HIV/AIDS Response since it outlines the basic approaches, principles, strategic priorities, objectives and strategic activities. …

  8. 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. …

  9. An HIV/AIDS workplace policy for the education sector in the Caribbean

    The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework for addressing HIV and AIDS as a workplace issue in education sector institutions and services through social dialogue processes, in complement of other national workplace or overall education sector policies where they exist. …

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