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Ethical Issues and the Use of CAM

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This information sheet is the second in a series of sheets on complementary/alternative (CAM) health care and HIV/AIDS. This sheet explains the four ethical principles in regulating CAM: non-maleficence, beneficence, respect for personal autonomy, and justice, and discusses the implications of each principle for research, education and training, and regulation.

What Does a Negative TB Skin Test Mean?

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This information sheet, for the general public, provides information on the meaning of negative TB skin test results. Persons with HIV may be at a risk for potential false negatives.

Media Coverage of Women and HIV/AIDS

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This report examines the HIV epidemic’s impact on women and girls from the perspective of women journalists. In July 2000, the Population Reference Bureau assembled senior journalists from ten countries for a seminar to discuss women and HIV/AIDS. The journalists subsequently produced special supplements in their newspapers and magazines as well as radio programs that highlighted local and international aspects of the epidemic. Excerpts from these supplements and programs are contained in this report.

What Religious Leaders Can Do About HIV/AIDS: Action for Children And Young People

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This monograph is a workbook that describes ways in which religious leaders can respond to HIV/AIDS epidemic. The monograph explains why religious leaders are uniquely suited to the task of speaking out in the fight to stop HIV/AIDS. It provides information on HIV/AIDS such as HIV transmission, how HIV/AIDS affects the body, how it affects children and young people, and HIV prevention. It contains suggestions and examples of activities and approaches that religious leaders can use to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to serve and support those affected by it, particularly young people.

Voir Plus Loin, Voir Plus Grand: Huit Etudes de Cas de Soins à Domicile et Communautaires Pour et par les Personnes Vivant Avec le VIH/SIDA

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This monograph focuses on HIV/AIDS projects and programs that have improved quality of life for people living with or affected by HIV. These initiatives are widely spread geographically, and they include programs in Cambodia, the Ivory Coast, Ecuador, India, Kenya, South Africa, and two regions of Uganda. The monograph describes these projects and programs, summarizes the main lessons learned through them, and examines their commonalities and differences.

Perspectives and Practice in Antiretroviral Treatment: The Lighthouse: A Centre for Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care in Malawi: Case Study

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This report presents the case study of the Lighthouse Trust in Malawi, which was established to provide quality care and counseling and to improve the quality of life of persons with HIV/AIDS, including the terminally ill. The report describes the objective of the Lighthouse, its services, management, staffing, funding, community involvement, building facilities, diagnostic services, antiretroviral treatment implementation, clients served, adherence support strategies, clinical outcomes, added improvements, and lessons learned.

Key Facts: African Americans and HIV/AIDS

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This report provides an overview of the impact of HIV on African Americans in the US. The report summarizes recent data and research on the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS among African Americans, including data on people living with HIV infections, new infections, AIDS cases, and deaths; health services use and coverage; and findings from recent national surveys.

[Case Study on Estimating HIV Infection in a Concentrated Epidemic: Lessons From Indonesia]

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This report discusses the process used in Indonesia to develop estimates of the number of people infected with HIV. The report discusses the reasons for making national estimates of HIV, the difficulty of making estimates when the disease is concentrated in specific populations whose behavior puts them at high risk of infection and transmission, and the challenges faced by Indonesia. It explains the process used to develop estimates, the ground rules, setting up the spreadsheets, and lessons learned.

Estudio de Caso Sobre la Estimacion de la Infeccion por el VIH en una Epidemia Concentrada: Ensenanzas de Indonesia

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This report discusses the process used in Indonesia to develop estimates of the number of people infected with HIV. The report discusses the reasons for making national estimates of HIV, the difficulty of making estimates when the disease is concentrated in specific populations whose behavior puts them at high risk of infection and transmission, and the challenges faced by Indonesia. It explains the process used to develop estimates, the ground rules, setting up the spreadsheets, and lessons learned.

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