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Speaking up : Muslim views on HIV & AIDS

CHARNLEY, Simone
2007

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This publication presents the findings of research which covered over 3,500 respondents from Muslim communities across Thailand, Cambodia, Bangladesh and India (West Bengal). It is divided into 3 parts: the first part details the demographics of the study population and methodology of the research. The second part provides detailed information on the content and results of the research survey: highlighting the widespread prevalence of misconceptions about HIV transmission, and the poor understanding of key risk behaviours amongst Muslim communities; the views and opinions of Muslim communities about HIV & AIDS and the prevailing stigma and discrimination associated with HIV & AIDS and people living with HIV & AIDS; and various attitudes towards Islam and condom use, and notions of gendered responsibilities in preventing HIV & AIDS. The third part summarises the overall key findings, along with important findings in each surveyed country, and provides recommendations for future interventions based on this

Responding to HIV & AIDS : Islamic resources and Muslim participation in Asia

ABDUS SABUR, M.
CHARNLEY, Simone
October 2006

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The paper then details some of the unique challenges encountered in combating the epidemic from an Islamic perspective, and how these dilemmas can be negotiated and rectified through the core values espoused by Islam in the Qur’an and Prophetic teachings. An illustration of how an Islamic perspective is being utilised to respond to HIV & AIDS is then provided through an outline of the work of the Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN). It concludes with recommendations for future action in the area of faith-based responses to HIV & AIDS

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