AIDS policy

AIDS policy

AIDS and law exchange (AIDSLEX)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

This web portal is a tool for activists, community organizations, researchers, policy-makers, journalists, health workers and anyone who seeks quick and easy access to a wide range of resources about HIV, human rights and the law. It aims to help people around the world communicate and share information, materials and strategies, with the ultimate goal of contributing to a global effort to protect and promote the human rights of people living with or vulnerable to HIV and AIDS.

The site contains an e-Library, discussion forums, and the People Connector, which is a growing list of people around the world working on human rights and legal issues related to HIV/AIDS.

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info@aidslex.org

From recognition to action: gender-based analysis and mainstreaming in HIV/AIDS

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Erika Burger
Barbara Clow
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Argues that a gender-based analysis framework is needed to evaluate responses to the HIV pandemic's gender dimensions.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Leading together: Canada takes action on HIV/AIDS (2005-2010)

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English
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Canadian Public Health Association
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents a coordinated nationwide approach to tackling HIV, as well as the underlying health and social issues that contribute to new infections.

ISBN/ISSN: 
AIDS.L43 2005
ISBN 1894324331

"Vectors, vessels and victions": HIV/AIDS and women's human rights in Canada

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English
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Author: 
Joanne Csete
Publisher: 
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Argues that inequality and violations of women’s human rights in Canada still contribute to their vulnerability and to the challenges they face in seeking treatment for HIV/AIDS.

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ISBN 1896735630
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Includes bibliographical references. Text in English and French, on separate urls.

Why is HIV/AIDS a women's issue?

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English
Translated Title: 
Pourquoi le VIH/sida est-il une question qui concerne les femmes ?
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publisher: 
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the increase in HIV/AIDS cases in Canadian women. Includes recommendations to help stop the rising numbers.

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Includes bibliographical references.

American Foundation for AIDS Research

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Research
Community education/development
Policy development

Supports AIDS research, AIDS prevention, treatment education, and advocates for sound AIDS-related public policy.

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202-331-8600
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Fax Number: 
202-331-8606
Street Address: 
802-1828 L St NW
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Washington
Province: 
District of Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20036-5104

The Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada

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English
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Public Health Agency of Canada
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents an overview of the funding and program components of the Federal Initiative. Outlines the history of Canada's HIV/AIDS strategy and the need for a new initiative to address the root causes of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Canada.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662386922

Women and HIV/AIDS: confronting the crisis

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
UNAIDS
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Discusses women's particular vulnerabilities to HIV/AIDS. Provides an anlysis of the situation and practical responses to address the triple threat of gender inequality, poverty and HIV/AIDS.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0897147081

Integrating gender into HIV/AIDS programmes: a review paper

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English
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Online
Author: 
Geeta Rao Gupta
Daniel Whelan
Keera Allendorf
Publisher: 
World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Examines the ways in which gender influences women’s and men’s vulnerability in the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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ISBN 9241590394
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Includes bibliographical references.

Gender, AIDS and ARV therapies: ensuring women gain equitable access to drugs within U.S. funded treatment initiatives

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English
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Online
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Center for Health and Gender Equity
Publisher: 
Center for Health and Gender Equity
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Tacoma Park, MD

Identifies necessary elements to consider when deciding who should receive the very limited AIDS and antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programs promised to developing countries by the US. Suggests that in order to ensure social equity, US government should provide access to marginalized and vulnerable communities particularly girls and women. Provides a list of guidelines for population selection and program implementation.

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