HIV/AIDS is not solely a health problem and to successfully address the pandemic, a gender perspective has to be mainstreamed into a broad-based and multisectoral response.
This manual offers a number of case studies from developing and developed countries, which illustrate how programs that promote HIV prevention by addressing gender and the social and economic factors that increase people's risk of infection are more likely to succeed in changing behaviour. It also contains an extensive list of online resources.
It is hoped that this co-publication will be used by development policymakers, planners, field staff and others addressing the HIV/AIDS pandemic from a gender-aware, multisectoral perspective.
Assessing the progress and promise of research on midlife and older adults and HIV/AIDS / by Diane Zablotsky and Michael Kennedy -- Prevention of HIV disease in older adults / by Janice E. Nichols -- Depressive symptoms in older adults living with HIV disease: applications of the chronic illness quality of life model / by Timothy G. Heckman, Arlene Kochman, and Kathleen J. Sikkema -- HIV-associated dementia and aging / by Victor G. Valcour and Ned Sacktor -- Mental health dimensions of HIV/AIDS in women over 50 / by Kathleen M. Tangenberg -- Service priorities, use, and needs: views of older and younger consumers living with HIV/AIDS / by Charles A. Emlet and James P. Berghuis --Nursing home experiences of older African Americans with HIV/AIDS: issues for future research / by Emily J. Fox-Hill, Deborah V. Gibson, and Veroncia F. Engle -- "It don't matter what people say as long as I love you": experiencing stigma when raising an HIV-infected grandchild / by Cynthia Cannon Poindexter -- Older adults, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS: preparing for the future crisis / James M. Topolski ... [et al.] -- Sustaining a coalition: case study: the New York Association on HIV over Fifty / by Kathleen M. Nokes.
Produced by the People of Downtown Eastside in association with Crossroads Productions
Summary: A unique educational video documentary - made for and by injection drug users. Bill, Lori, Ed and Jacob are active addicts who share their stories and their experience with HIV, and living positive. As they interact with their doctors, nurses, support groups, community agencies, and each other, IV Positive reveals critical information on HIV and harm reduction. . . IV Positive speaks directly to users about the importance of shooting safe, getting tested and learning that HIV is not about death, it's about living
Contents: Getting tested -- What is HIV and AIDS? -- Finding a doctor -- Dealing with meds -- Learning about Hep C -- Eating right -- Food options -- Safe fixing -- Safe sex -- User groups -- Finding a support group -- Seeking recovery -- Staying clean