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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.