HIV AIDS

Men in families and family policy in a changing world

Publication which has been financed by the United Nations Trust Fund on Family Activities, and provides funding support for research activities with an overall aim of promoting the objectives of the International Year of the Family. The five independent chapters were commissioned to focus on a number of relevant current international issues affecting families and the role of men in addressing them.

A national study of ageing and HIV (50 plus)

This report contains the views and concerns of people with HIV aged 50 and over, living into an old age that many of them never expected to see. The social care needs of this rapidly growing group have not previously been addressed in the UK. The 50 Plus research project asked 410 of them – 1 in 25 of all those currently being seen for care – for their views on their current and future lives. The report also analysed the resulting data to compare three of the largest subgroups: gay/bisexual men, black African women and white heterosexuals.

Future Plus: An Innovative Project promoting the health of HIV/AIDS positive persons in the 21st Century

This podcast is part of the Social Work and Health Inequalities Research Seminar Series and presents Dina Sidhva talking about a project to promote the health of HIV/AIDS positive persons in the 21st Century.

Stigma and Discrimination : widening the Health Inequality Gap : Some Exploratory Data from HIV/AIDS Family Cares in Kerala, India

This podcast is part of the Social Work and Health Inequalities Research Seminar Series and presents George Palattiyil talking about health inequality and HIV/AIDs family carers in Kerala, India.

Family Caring in HIV/AIDS : Towards a Theory of Struggle, Commitment and Resilience

This podcast is part of the Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar series. In this podcast, Dr. George Palattiyil, talks about family caring in HIV / AIDS. There is also a PowerPoint presentation to accompany this podcast.

Examples of HIV-related discrimination

This factsheet discusses the way that HIV-related discrimination can intrude into many contexts and many parts of the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) and people thought to be HIV positive. It argues that for PLWHA, or those assumed to be HIV-positive, no area of life is untouched by stigma and no area of life is invulnerable to discrimination.

The psychology of prejudice

From the persecution of Jewish people in 12th Century England to society's attitude towards people with HIV and AIDS in 2002, prejudice, stigma and the 'fear of the unknown' have always been with us, playing a central role in dividing people, cultures and races. This factsheet looks at what makes us prejudiced and how we can challenge it.

Responding to HIV-related stigma and discrimination

This factsheet examines ways to respond effectively to HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and the implementation of a range of strategies that tackle prejudice and protect people's rights.

Positively UK

Website of Positively UK, a national charity which exists to help and support women living with HIV.

HIV-related stigma & discrimination : racial and ethnic minorities

Stigmatisation and discrimination are not new to migrant communities, and the AIDS epidemic has played into and reinforced existing racism and xenophobia. This factsheet looks at the way ethnic and racial groups are often perceived and judged as a group, rather than as individuals. They are stereotyped as being 'aggressive', 'unqualified', 'uneducated', or 'criminal'. There is abundant evidence to refute each of these stereotypes.