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  1. Revealing the full extent of households’ experiences of HIV and AIDS in rural South Africa

    Households experience HIV and AIDS in a complex and changing set of environments. These include health and welfare treatment and support services, HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and individual and household social and economic circumstances. This paper documents the experiences of 12 households directly affected by HIV and AIDS in rural KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, between 2002 and 2004. The households were observed during repeated visits over a period of more than a year by ethnographically trained researchers. …

  2. Very young children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS: How are they living? A case study from Namibia

    This paper describes a recent study conducted jointly by the authors in the Khomas Region of Namibia. The study developed and trialled research and documentation methods regarding very young children who had been infected or affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Because of the stigma attached to the disease, effective methods for assessing ‘real’ needs of the target population have been elusive in Namibia and elsewhere. …

  3. Breaking barriers for orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya

    Breaking Barriers (BB) Project in Kenya was implemented by four partners supported by Plan. The project focus is support, prevention, treatment and care; education, food and nutritional support, school materials and encouragement for orphans and vulnerable children to complete basic education and facilitate access to income generating opportunities. …

  4. Counting Carers: How to improve data collection and information on households affected by AIDS and reduce the poverty of carers, people living with HIV and vulnerable children

    This report aims to guide governments, NGOs and others working to improve data collection and analysis on households affected by AIDS. It identifies the limits of existing data and suggests how this may be further analysed to produce better information and what future surveys might include.

  5. An assessment: the situation of children made vulnerable or orphaned in Guyana

    The social and economic factors contributing to children of Guyana becoming orphaned or made vulnerable have been cause for major concern. Increasingly, children suffer in various ways; some from abuse, others are exposed to various forms of violence, neglected or abandoned, and also have to face the challenge of them or their parents dealing with life threatening diseases such as cancer and HIV. …

  6. Informe sobre los progresos realizados en la respuesta de país a la epidemis de HIH/SIDA: Panamá, Enero de 2003 a Diciembre de 2005

    Desde que se diagnosticó el primer caso de SIDA en Panamá en 1984, el país ha llevado adelante una lucha constante por detener el avance de la epidemia. El Programa Nacional de ITS/VIH/SIDA del Ministerio de Salud ha preparado, como resultado de un proceso de consulta con todos los actores involucrados, el Plan Estratégico Multisectorial de ITS/VIH/SIDA 2003-2007, el cual, se ha nutrido de importantes insumos, tales como el Análisis de la Respuesta de país, Análisis de Situación y el Informe de Avances de los Acuerdos de VIH/SIDA de las Naciones Unidas 2003 (UNGASS, por sus siglas en inglés). …

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