HIV AIDS

Media guide to terminology

The media plays a valuable role in informing the public about HIV and AIDS. However, some terms which can be misleading about HIV/AIDS, or degrading to HIV-positive people, are not helpful. This factsheet discusses how vital it is that the National AIDS Trust's texts and presentations support the objectives of the 'Are you HIV prejudiced?' campaign by not using stigmatising language and terminology.

The impact of HIV-related stigma and discrimination

This factsheet highlights the detrimental effect stigma and discrimination have on public health. It argues that responding to HIV with blame or abuse towards people living with HIV (PLWHA), simply forces the epidemic underground, creating the ideal conditions for HIV to spread.

Becoming a carer : a booklet about looking after someone with dementia

This booklet, produced by the Mental Health Foundation, is for anyone who has become, or thinks they may become a carer for someone with dementia. This booklet explains some of the basic facts about dementia, gives ideas on where to get practical and emotional support, offers advice on how to plan for the future, and provides some tips on caring for people with dementia. Importantly, it also suggests some ways carers can look after themselves while they are caring. And finally, it recommends sources of further information and help.

An epidemic of stigma and discrimination

This resource looks at the stigma and discrimination which affects people living with HIV and AIDS and the people who are perceived to be HIV positive because they are members of the communities most affected by the virus, such as gay men or Africans.

National AIDS Trust : a workshop guide

This factsheet presents a workshop guide for staff and volunteers on 'Understanding Human Rights and HIV'. It is designed to be run in 2 hours and covers the fundamentals of human rights, living with HIV and AIDS, recognising stigma and discrimination and understanding HIV-related stigma and discrimination.

HIV-related stigma & discrimination : gay men

This factsheet examines the link in people’s minds between homosexuality and AIDS. It is so firmly established that discrimination against people with HIV is inseparable from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Confusion, depression or dementia? : The need for comprehensive assessment

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet is about the different causes of confusion and dementia, and the states of mental and emotional distress that can be mistaken for dementia. It is intended for carers, professionals, students, and anyone with an interest in dementia and related conditions. This factsheet does not give comprehensive information on mental and emotional distress in older people.

What is dementia?

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. This information sheet aims to answer questions of those who have been diagnosed with dementia.

National AIDS Trust : useful contacts

This information sheet provides the contact details of organisations who support people living with HIV and AIDS.

Supporting families and carers of drug users : a review

This review examines the impact of drug use upon families and carers and identifies their needs. It examines and describes the range of provision and methods of addressing the needs of families and carers. It gives particular attention to the development of family support groups. It also offers information about resources available to agencies, service providers and family support groups.