HIV AIDS

HIV prevention among black Africans in England: a complex challenge

This paper is about the HIV epidemic in the context of black Africans in England. It focuses on black African communities because they are disproportionately affected by HIV compared to other minority ethnic groups. It gives an overview of the current epidemiological status, HIV support and prevention needs and recommendations for policy and practice. The paper notes that the majority of black Africans are tested for HIV very late and are unable to benefit fully form available treatment and care. The impact of socio-economic factors is also discussed.

Are you HIV prejudiced?

The Are You HIV Prejudiced? Campaign has been designed to challenge HIV related stigma and discrimination by providing information and triggering a debate on how to challenge HIV prejudice. This central website has been developed for the general public interested in tackling HIV prejudice. It also provides up to date information for people living with or affected by HIV discrimination in the UK.

Overview of UK anti-discrimination law

This factsheet examines the potential of anti-discrimination law to protect people living with HIV from discrimination in the UK. It argues the law is seriously hampered by the complexity and inconsistent way in which it seeks to promote equality and address discrimination.

National AIDS Trust : activity alphabet

The National AIDS Trust launched their 'Are you HIV prejudiced?' campaign in 2003. This factsheet offers suggestions of ways to help make the most of this awareness initiative.

HIV-related stigma & discrimination : injecting drug users

This factsheet discusses drug use and HIV stigma and highlights that drug use is a powerful source of stigma and discrimination. People who have aquired HIV through injecting drug use face a double stigma.

What is aids-related cognitive impairment?

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. People with Aids sometimes develop cognitive impairment, particularly in the later stages of their illness. This information sheet explains how aids-related cognitive impairment is diagnosed, and describes the symptoms and treatments available.

World drug report 2009

Report containing comprehensive information on the illicit drug situation including detailed estimates and trends on production, trafficking and consumption in the heroin, cocaine, cannabis and stimulants markets. It also details trends in drug use among young people and discusses the black market in drugs and what the international community can do to tackle it.

Positively employed : an employer's guide to HIV and other blood borne viruses (BBVs)

Leaflet offering employers basic guidance on simple, inexpensive steps which can be taken to address HIV and other BBVs as well as a concise explanation of legal responsibilities.

HIV-related stigma & discrimination : prisoners

This factsheet highlights the low social status of prisoners and how this can mean they are marginalised and excluded from the mainstream of society. They experience stigma and discrimination behind bars and are often regarded as 'unworthy' in the general community. Prisoners face discrimination because of their status as 'prisoners' (i.e. criminal record and incarceration), because of what being in prison is associated with (drug use, same-sex activities and violence), and what it might lead to (HIV infection).

Good practice guidance for working with children and families affected by substance misuse

This document was published by the Scottish Executive in 2003.

The first part of this guidance sets out what is currently known about the extent of parental substance misuse and the impact on children.

Part 2 sets out what agencies need to ask of families when they present with drug or alcohol problems, and provides guidance to staff on identifying risks.

Part 3 offers advice on what kinds of help may be needed, and on how to work together more effectively.