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HIV/AIDS and disability : an exploration of organizations' responses to HIV/AIDS as it affects people with disabilities

ROHLEDER, Poul Andrew
2008

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This dissertation in clinical psychology explores the extent to which South African schools and organisations that work with persons with disabilities deal with issues of HIV and AIDS. The study indicates that although HIV education takes place, issues relating to HIV and AIDS are handled with much anxiety. The results reveal that in some cases HIV education is used to control and oppress disabled people’s sexual expression, instead of empowering them to have fulfilling sexual lives. Issues regarding sexual abuse and rape are also discussed. The dissertation ends with recommendations regarding further research on disabled people’s experiences and the need to address the silence around issues such as rape and abuse. This resource would be useful for people looking for in-depth information on disability and HIV in general (chapters 2 and 3), and with a focus on South Africa in particular (chapters 5 to 7). Moreover, it would be useful to people interested in the psychological aspects of working in the field of HIV (chapter 4)

HIV and AIDS treatment education : a critical component of efforts to ensure universal access to prevention, treatment and care

UNAIDS INTER AGENCY TASK TEAM (IATT) ON EDUCATION
June 2006

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The expansion of access to ART is significantly improving the lives of people living with HIV and the wellbeing of communities affected by the epidemic. However, stigmatization and discrimination and poor adherence threaten to weaken the full potential of drug treatment and medical care. This paper looks at the contribution that treatment education can make to maximise the impact of greater ART accessibility and improved care provision. It takes a wide-ranging approach to education, which should include treatment literacy, advocacy and community mobilisation. It takes the view that treatment preparedness can only be achieved through the full involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS. An effective strategy will also rely on inter-sectoral collaboration between governments, the education sector, civil society and development organizations. It argues that the success of interventions will depend on their gender-responsiveness, and in their ability to adopt participatory and interactive methods, targeting different groups and settings in a culturally sensitive manner

Tools together now : 100 participatory tools to mobilise communities for HIV/AIDS

INTERNATIONAL HIV/AIDS ALLIANCE
May 2006

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This publication provides a comprehensive selection of participatory learning and action tools and interactive exercises to enable communities, organisations and groups to work together and effectively in the design, implementation and evaluation of HIV and AIDS programmes. It was specifically designed to use alongside "All Together Now! Community Mobilisation for HIV/AIDS". The what, why and how of each tool is clearly described, and comments and suggestions for facilitators are also included. Each activity is accompanied by a chart, diagram or illustration that can be replicated or adapted in workshops and group activities. Tools are arranged in sections, including mapping tools, time analysis tools, linkages and relationship tools, experiential tools, prioritisation and quantification tools, action planning tools and PLA training tools. Examples of tools presented include: body mapping, community mapping, story with a gap, negotiation card game, picture story, chapati diagram, impact matrix and trust game

HIV and AIDS treatment education technical consultation report

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
March 2006

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This is a report on a technical consultation on treatment education held in Paris November 22-23, 2005, which aimed to assess the current state of HIV treatment literacy and community preparedness, identify needs and recommend strategies for the future. The effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and medical care relies on timely HIV testing and treatment adherence. Treatment education interventions addressing issues of stigma and complacency, have been shown to contribute to a wider uptake of testing services and to improve adherence to ART. The report calls for an integrated and synergetic collaboration between all stakeholders, including people with HIV, and for the adoption of a participatory, person-centred approach. It also acknowledges that while there is a wealth of initiatives aimed at improving community preparedness, there is also a need to scale up programmes that have shown to work. The report concludes with a number of key recommendations for future activities. Those include: providing support to partnership and inter-sectoral collaborations; integrating treatment education across HIV education programmes and health systems; differentiating and customising approaches according to settings and audiences; involving affected communities and individuals; monitoring and evaluating treatment education initiatives

Needs, barriers, and concerns regarding HIV prevention among South Africans with visual impairments : a key informant study

PHILANDER, John H
SWARTZ, Leslie
February 2006

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This article reports on work preparatory to the development of a programme focusing on the needs of people with visual impairments in South Africa regarding HIV prevention. Fifteen participants were interviewed, most of whom were in senior positions of organisations in the field of visual impairment and the majority of whom had a visual impairment themselves. Their responses support the view that more work is needed regarding HIV prevention for persons with visual impairments in South Africa. Social exclusion was viewed as an overarching risk factor. This article may be of interest to those working with people with visual impairments in Africa

HIV/AIDS care and treatment : a clinical course for people caring for people living with HIV/AIDS [participant manual]

IMPLEMENTING AIDS PREVENTION AND CARE PROJECT (IMPACT)
2004

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The "HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Participant Guide" presents new knowledge and skills for delivering and organising clinical care and treatment services for people living with HIV/AIDS. The course is divided into 7 modules covering HIV prevention and care issues; managing patients with HIV related diseases; managing women and children with HIV; antiretroviral therapy; supporting people with HIV/AIDS; managing patients on antiretroviral treatment; and TB, women, children and post-exposure prophylaxis. A facilitator's guide accompanies this manual

HIV/AIDS care and treatment : a clinical course for people caring for people living with HIV/AIDS [facilitator's guide]

IMPLEMENTING AIDS PREVENTION AND CARE PROJECT (IMPACT)
2004

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The "HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Participant Guide" presents new knowledge and skills for delivering and organising clinical care and treatment services for people living with HIV/AIDS. The course is divided into 7 modules covering HIV prevention and care issues; managing poatients with HIV related diseases; managing women and children with HIV; antiretroviral therapy; supporting people with HIV/AIDS; managing patients on antiretroviral treatment; and TB, women, children and post-exposure prophylaxis. A participant manual accompanies this manual

The sound of silence : difficulties in communicating on HIV/AIDS in schools

BOLER, Tania
et al
2003

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This report describes the difficulties in communicating on HIV/AIDS in schools. It includes experiences from India and Kenya, and reports the findings of a survey carried out by ActionAid researchers in both countries in 2002. The research examines parental demand for HIV/AIDS education. It then explroes teh role that schools have in meeting this demand and other sources that young people might use to learn about HIV and AIDS. The final section places HIV/AIDS communication in the wider context of a crisis in education in resource-poor settings, and highlights some of the barriers or silences in communication around HIV/AIDS. Among its conclusions is the suggestion that HIV/AIDS education be placed in the context of the community

Planning for education in the context of HIV/AIDS

KELLY, Michael J
2000

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Examines (briefly) the role of education in HIV prevention, and (in detail) the growing, potentially devastating impact of HIV on education systems. The latter is analysed with respect to the demand and supply of education (growing number of orphans, declining number of teachers, and associated issues); the impact of HIV on the content, process, organisation, and role of education, and on the planning and management of education. Concludes that education must be radically re-examined in the light of the HIV pandemic, and its role in the prevention of the disease

Scenarios from the Sahel : working in partnership to prevent HIV/AIDS. Replication guide

ENGER, Daniel
WINSKELL, Kate
Eds
1999

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Detailed description of a programme whereby young people in Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso collaborate with leading African film directors to produce short films that are then broadcast throughout the continent. This guide is designed to be useful to replicators as they go about project planning, fundraising, project implementation, and monitoring and evaluation

Special issue : living with HIV and AIDS

1996

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A special edition focusing entirely on information about AIDS. The theme was chosen because many disabled people do not receive information about HIV, making them more vulnerable to infection. The articles included are not disability specific

Problem-posing HIV/AIDS/STD education : learning = critical thinking

AUBEL, Judi
SIA, Jean
1995

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Behaviour change is more likely when learning activities require people to analyse actively and critically their own values and behaviours. This article describes an eight step workshop that can help those responsible for HIV/AIDS education programmes to develop problem-posing, participatory educational activities based on critical thinking

Let's teach about AIDS : communication in AIDS education

LAVER, S
1992

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Ideas and practical activities around HIV/AIDS communication, emphasizing the need to listen, encourage and share, and to build on what people already know. One in a series of six booklets developed in southern Africa for use by AIDS educators, describing participatory learning exercises that can be used with adults and young people. Other booklets in this series cover a range of issues, including drama, AIDS education and evaluation

Let's teach about AIDS : teaching for a better understanding about AIDS

LAVER, S
1992

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Ideas and practical activities around HIV/AIDS education, in particular, teaching the facts, and managing group discussions. One in a series of six booklets developed in southern Africa for use by AIDS educators, describing participatory learning exercises that can be used with adults and young people. Other booklets in this series cover a range of issues, including drama, teaching aids and evaluation

CATIE : Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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CATIE is a significant HIV/AIDS information resource organisation. Its website offers a range of online resources including: e-library of treatment publications, factsheets and practical guides for people living with HIV or AIDS. Resources and publications are tailored to meet the information needs of PLWHA, health care providers and service providers. Others CATIE websites include: www.livepositive.ca, for youth living with HIV/AIDS; www.treathivglobally.ca, which provides treatment information in many languages; www.catie.ca/nurses, for nurses; www.positiveside.ca, an online health and wellness magazine for people living with HIV/AIDS; www.aidsvolunteers.ca, for Volunteers and AIDS Service Organizations wanting to connect

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