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Integrating gender into HIV/AIDS programmes in the health sector : tool to improve responsiveness to women’s needs

AMIN, Avni
et al
2009

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The purpose of this operational tool is to: raise awareness of how gender inequalities affect women’s access to and experience of HIV and AIDS programmes and services; and offer practical actions on how to address or integrate gender into specific types of HIV and AIDS programmes and services. The vulnerability of women, their risk of HIV infection and the impact of the epidemic on them are heightened by many factors, including: the low status accorded to women in many societies, their lack of rights, their lack of access to and control over economic resources, the violence perpetrated against them, the norms related to women’s sexuality, and women’s lack of access to information about HIV. This tool is primary aimed at primarily programme managers and health-care providers involved in setting up, implementing or evaluating HIV and AIDS programmes

Children Affected by AIDS (CABA) online forum

SYNERGY PROJECT
2004

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The CABA (Children Affected by AIDS) online discussion forum was established by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to facilitate vital discussion and information exchange on efforts to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on children, families and communities. USAID and the Synergy Project, which hosts the forum on behalf of USAID, encourages all to participate.
The website includes listings of HIV/AIDS websites, grouped by topic and by country. Areas covered include: global HIV/AIDS, women, children and youth, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, donors, Africa, Newly Independent States, Asia and the Near East, Latin America and the Caribbean

HIV/AIDS : partnerships for care [whole issue]

COMMUNICATION FOR HEALTH INDIA NETWORK (CHIN) SECRETARIAT
January 2004

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This issue of CHIN News was published for the World Social Forum. It includes articles by people living with HIV and AIDS, and examines the issues of access to treatment and stigma

Understanding and challenging HIV stigma : toolkit for action

KIDD, Ross
CLAY, Sue
September 2003

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This toolkit was designed for NGOs, community groups and HIV educators to raise awareness and promote actions to challenge HIV stigma and discrimination. Based on research in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia, the toolkit contains more than 125 exercises. In addition to these exercises there is a supplementary volume of further activities to support the toolkit. The toolkit is developed to support participatory learning and encourages participants to move from awareness to action. Organisations are encouraged to pick modules and exercises that fit their needs or to integrate exercises into an existing training programme

Challenging stigma and discrimination [whole issue]

2000

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This issue looks at what is meant by stigma and discrimination and some of the causes of the high levels of stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS. It includes examples of programmes and activities that have successfully helped challenge and overcome stigma and discrimination at an institutional level (in the workplace and health institutions) and at a social and community level. Supporting efforts to protect human rights is another important way of reducing stigma, which also means changing discriminatory policies and legislation. This issue looks at advocacy as an important tool to bring about such change

HIV i-Base : HIV treatment information for healthcare professionals and HIV-positive people

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This is an an easy to understand, non-technical website providing information about anti-retroviral treatment for AIDS for health care professionals and HIV positive people. There are clear guides to combination therapy, changing treatment, managing side effects and women's health. There is a regular HIV treatment bulletin that gives a technical review of latest treatment research and trials and news relating to clinical management of HIV. It also provides information on education and training on meetings, materials, specialist training and networks for HIV positive people and community advocates in the UK and abroad. HIV i-Base is an HIV-positive led activist group

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

The Africa campaign on disability and HIV & AIDS

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The Africa Campaign is a unifying umbrella under which disabled people's organisations, organisations of people living with HIV & AIDS, non-governmental organisations, AIDS services organisations, researchers, activists, and other citizens work collectively to achieve two main objectives: a coordinated response involving persons with disabilities in African countries to achieve inclusive national HIV & AIDS policies and programmes; and equal access for persons with disabilities in Africa to information and services on HIV & AIDS. This website contains information about the campaign and key documents

African Palliative Care Association

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Palliative care is seen as a vital component in the care of people with progressive, life-limiting illnesses (including HIV/AIDS). The Africa Palliative Care Association works to promote and support affordable and culturally appropriate palliative care throughout Africa, including to orphans and vulnerable children

Mother and child nutrition : mother, infant and young child nutrition and malnutrition

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"The information and links contained within this site aim to address malnutrition in the global context, offering online access to the latest worldwide developments in its prevention and management. It is hoped that a greater understanding of best practices, including new technologies and available resources, will encourage more people to tackle the intergenerational transmission of malnutrition, while also freely sharing information and experiences." The website also has a specific section for information about nutrition and malnutrition in India. It is aimed at the community at large with a section practitioners and programme managers

The body : the complete HIV/AIDS resource

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This website has information relating to diagnosis, treatment and living with HIV. While it is largely US focused, there is a section on HIV around the world, which is divided into geographic regions and provides; statistics, an overview, and information about specific populations

KC team : speak your world

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This website has health and development stories from Key Correspondents (KC) as well as tips about writing and posting stories. The KC Team is a vibrant network of more than 250 citizen journalists, from all walks of life, based in over 50 countries. They write about health and development issues affecting them and their communities and in doing so, ‘speak their world’. A large number are people living with HIV, TB or other health conditions. Together they help document local realities and give a voice to the voiceless. The aims of the KC Team are to: * Train and empower community voices by developing writing skills, critical analysis of information and advocacy reporting; * Increase people’s awareness of local/international HIV/AIDS/TB and other health issues by publishing KC articles through a range of multimedia platforms and supporting KCs with media outreach; * Enable grassroots involvement in national strategies on HIV/TB and health by documenting issues, producing policy briefs and publicising recommendations from KC stories; and * Document and publish local issues locally and globally through KC reporting of global, regional and national conferences and events. To become a Key Correspondent, register on the website

ICW newsletter

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In ICW News, HIV positive women around the world share their personal stories, connect across national boundaries and share information. The newsletter reports on important developments around HIV/AIDS at national and international levels.
Three times a year
Print: free to women living with HIV who are unable to afford subscription
Free online
ICW also produce an e-newsletter twice a year

Nutrition and HIV/AIDS (ProNut-HIV)

PRONUTRITION

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The discussion group deals with how to enhance positive living through proper nutrition care and support by promoting a constructive dialogue between people living with HIV, front line workers, researchers, HIV and AIDS specialists and policy makers. The forum intends to focus primarily on the nutrition care and support of mothers and children, and later on the focus may shift to the nutrition care and support of other groups such as adults (men and women) and elderly. The forum invites people living with HIV, front line workers, researchers and program planners in HIV and AIDS and policy makers to actively participate and contribute to the dialogue. To maintain a high-quality and lively interaction, expert moderators in HIV and AIDS and nutrition will facilitate the discussion

Global network for people living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+)

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This is the website of the Global Network for and by living with people with HIV and AIDS. The network's aim is to work to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV and AIDS through helping to strengthen their capacity at global, regional and national levels

The European coalition of positive people (ECPP)

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This is the website of a self-help organisation of, by and for people living with HIV and AIDS and hepatitis C, working in Europe, Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda to promote patient involvement in the development of public policy, delivery and monitoring of services

The fourth wave : violence, gender, culture & HIV in the 21st century

NGUYEN, Vinh-Kim
KLOT, Jennifer F

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This online forum contains articles and commentary considering why there is a growing 'feminization' of the HIV and AIDS epidemic and why responses to the epidemic are failing women, with a particular focus on deeply rooted social, cultural and economic factors that are driving the epidemic

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