AIDS discrimination

AIDS discrimination

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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Strengthening resistance: confronting violence against women and HIV/AIDS (2006)

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English
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Online
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Centre for Women's Global Leadership
Publication Date: 
2006

Focuses on the points of intersection in the social, political and public health crises of violence against women and HIV/AIDS. The report uses a human rights lens to focus on critical political challenges and on innovative strategies used by activists worldwide as they respond to the links between violence and HIV/AIDS.

Part of the solution: a plan of action for Canada to reduce HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination

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English
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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Publication Date: 
2005
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Montreal, QC

Provides an easy-to-read summary of how Canadians can use the Plan of Action to combat HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination.

A plan of action for Canada to reduce HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination

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English
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Theodore de Bruyn
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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Sets out goals and actions, background information, examples, and resources to tackle stigmatizing attitudes, promote rights, improve services, and strengthen research and evaluation.

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AIDS.D43 2005
ISBN 1896735479
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Includes bibliographical references. Text in English and French.

"Oh! This one is infected!": women, HIV & human rights in the Asia-Pacific region

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English
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Online
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Susan Paxton
Alice Welbourn
P. Kousalya
Anandi Yuvaraj
Sapana Pradhan Malla
Motoko Seko
Publisher: 
International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Sets out to explain the varied reasons why a significant majority of women in the Asia Pacific region are disproportionately at risk of infection.

The provision of HIV-related services to people who inject drugs: a discussion of ethical issues

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English
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Jennifer Gold
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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Publication Date: 
2002
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Montreal, QC

Focuses on ethical issues faced by health care and service providers who work with injection drug users who have or are at risk for HIV. Examines four scenarios commonly encountered by health care workers who work with injection drug users to investigate potential difficulties and solutions. Concludes by making several recommendations including tolerating drug use on health sites, providing prisoners with sterile injection equipment, and providing injection equipment to minors. All recommendations and solutions are made assuming that users should be treated with respect, dignity, and as autonomous beings.

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AIDS.G65 2002
ISBN 1896735436

Report of the 1st Caribbean HIV and development workshop

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English
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United Nations Development Programme
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United Nations Development Programme
Publication Date: 
1999
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New York, NY

Provides a guide to adapt the present response to the evolving realities of the HIV epidemic and its requirements for the involvement of more sectors and partners.

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AIDS.U55 1999

Gay and lesbian legal issues and HIV/AIDS: final report

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English
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John Fisher
Ralf Jürgens
Anne Vassal
Robert Hughes
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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Canadian AIDS Society
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reviews how, historically, gay men and lesbians have suffered persistent patterns of discrimination and persecution, and how the advent of HIV and AIDS has intensified and extended discrimination against them. Provides a detailed analysis of how, in 1998, Canadian law treats gay men and lesbians, as well as some examples of discrimination in two other areas, behavioural research and health and social services. Assesses the impact of stigma and discrimination in the context of HIV/AIDS.

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GLBT.F57 1998
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