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- Stigmatising Attitudes among People Offered Home-Based HIV Testing and Counselling in Blantyre, Malawi: Construction and Analysis of a Stigma Scale. MacPherson, Peter; Webb, Emily L.; Choko, Augustine T.; Desmond, Nicola; Chavula, Kondwani; Mavedzenge, Sue Napierala; Makombe, Simon D.; Chunda, Treza; Squire, S. Bertel; Corbett, Elizabeth L. // PLoS ONE;2011, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p1
Background: HIV/AIDS related stigma is a major barrier to uptake of HIV testing and counselling (HTC). We assessed the extent of stigmatising attitudes expressed by participants offered community-based HTC, and their anticipated stigma from others to assess relationship with HIV test uptake....
- Profile of Children Infected and Affected by HIV/AIDS. Sahana, S. R.; Balu, P. S.; Sandeep, R.; Sujith; Manvi, Shruti // Australasian Medical Journal;Aug2010, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p549
Introduction The impact of AIDS comes in different waves and children are among the last group to be affected. The epidemic in India is about twenty years old and the problems of infected and affected children will increasingly emerge as a major concern in the coming years. The current study...
- Daunting challenges lie ahead. // Finance Week;03/30/2001, p32
Focuses on the medical aid industry in South Africa. Rate of insurance premiums; Medical care costs; Prevalence of AIDS; Impact of compulsory minimum benefits and open membership on the industry.
- Developing an AIDS subacute program. Hyatt, Laura // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;May94, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p42
Gives advice on how to set up an AIDS subacute care program. Preliminary considerations; Need for high-tech services and equipment; Importance of trained professionals; Possible obstacles that may be encountered during the development stages of the program; Question on whether to maintain strict...
- HEALTH INSURANCE: Protecting Our Best Interests. Wood, Susan // Advocate;8/2/88, Issue 504, Special Section p6
Answers queries relating to health insurance for AIDS patients. Tactics used by insurance companies to deny claims; Examples of pre-existing conditions; Coverage offered by large and small companies.
- That was the parliament that was. Warden, John // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);5/23/1987, Vol. 294 Issue 6583, p1362
Focuses on the preliminary health care in Great Britain. Management of AIDS problem; Extension of health education campaign; Investment of sufficient resources in research.
- Advocacy groups concerned about level of HIV/AIDS funding in Obama health initiative. // Infectious Disease News;Jun2009, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p12
The article reports that some advocacy groups are concerned that the $63 billion global health initiative proposed by U.S. President Barack Obama may not include sufficient fund for human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS).
- THE PROMISE OF TODAY'S AFRICA. Rotberg, Robert I.; Obadina, Tunde // Poverty & Economic Issues;2007, p7
The article presents an overview of the geographical, political and social conditions and problems of Africa. It states that Africa faces various challenges including poverty across 53 countries, good governance, improved educational training and health services. People survive with less than $1...
- Traditional birth attendants lack basic information on HIV and safe delivery practices in rural Mysore, India. Madhivanan, Purnima; Kumar, Bhavana N.; Adamson, Paul; Krupp, Karl // BMC Public Health;2010, Vol. 10, p570
Background: There is little research on HIV awareness and practices of traditional birth attendants (TBA) in India. This study investigated knowledge and attitudes among rural TBA in Karnataka as part of a project examining how traditional birth attendants could be integrated into...