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AIDS and society

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Science, Technology, and Society

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2006

...a serious and incurable medical condition and a socially stigmatized identity or pattern of behavior. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is uniquely social; indeed, its social dimensions are as defining as the genetic makeup of the virus. To take this view is not insignificant, for as Jonathan Mann and Daniel Tarantola argue, “how a problem is defined determines what will be done about it” (p. xxxiii). We can map the epidemic's social importance in several distinct domains. The Individual Individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS encounter a host of social problems that are...

HIV/AIDS

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

...prevalent in social work education (Van Voorhis & Wagner, 2002 ), creates obstacles to offering appropriate empathy in working with PLHIV (O'Hare, Williams, & Ezoviski, 1996 ) and structural barriers to appropriate prevention and care. International and Human Rights Issues Jonathan Mann, former director of the World Health Organization ( WHO ) AIDS program, presaged HIV as a fundamental issue of human rights. Beyond the medical exigencies of dealing with a complex illness, HIV disproportionately affects the most disenfranchised communities globally. The...

World Health Organization (WHO)

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Current Version:
2009
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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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4,511 words

...by voluntary contributions and used as a way to overcome a stagnant core budget. Examples include the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (established in 1988 ) and the Global Programme on AIDS ( GPA , established in 1987 ). The GPA, headed by the human rights advocate Jonathan Mann between 1987 and 1990 , purposely integrated a human rights approach into its activities. HIV/AIDS has highlighted the importance of rights issues for health as it demonstrates the influence that stigmatization can have on the progress of public health efforts (Oestreich,...

AIDS/HIV

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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2009
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Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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8,225 words

...care despite the human right of the world's citizens to health and well-being. Violations of political and civil rights prevent AIDS organizations from educating citizens about HIV and lobbying for AIDS policies. AIDS and Human Rights: A New Way to View Public Health The late Jonathan Mann, director of the Global AIDS Program at the World Health Organization ( WHO ) from 1986 until 1990 , argued that AIDS and human rights went hand in hand. Mann's approach was novel, because the conventional wisdom was that disease eradication was divorced from the...

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