Strategies for Awareness & Prevention of HIV/AIDS Among African-Americans

Strategies for Awareness & Prevention of HIV/AIDS Among African-Americans

Author: Rakesh K. Mehta

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469182114

Category: Reference

Page: 120

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This handbook has been developed to support health educators, community workers, teachers and parents in their efforts to protect the African American people from the scrouge of HIV/AIDS. The primary target of the hand book are teenagers/youth and other African American persons who are the less fortunate components of our society, because it is this population that is most susceptible to this scourge. However suggestions included here in apply virtually to all populations especially culturally different people such as Hispanic etc. Prevention of HIV/AIDS among adults helps to maintain an enlightened parent population prevents AIDS transmitted from the older to the younger generation as in some communities, the elder people are involved in sexual relationships with young adolescents. The authors commend organizations and individuals such as Bill and Melinda Gates, Hon'ble U.S.President Barack Obama and former US president they funded billions of dollars to offer treatment of HIV/AIDS infected people and for education of people most susceptible to HIV infection. This hand book titled Strategies for Awareness and its Prevention of HIV/AIDS Among African American (Mehta and Kalra) compliments these efforts with the hope that its contents when followed may reduce the spending required to arrest the HIV/AIDS cases and make the funds available for educational projects that impact lifestyle so that spread is stopped and menace of HIV/ AIDS epidemic among African American is reversed. Some of the suggestions have been adapted from Prof. Kalra and Prof. Sutman book titled WORLD PERSPECTIVE ON HIV /AIDS for the less fortunate with their due permission.

Strategies for Awareness & Prevention of Hiv/Aids Among African-Americans

Strategies for Awareness & Prevention of Hiv/Aids Among African-Americans

Author: Dr. R akesh K. Mehta

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469182124

Category: Reference

Page: 118

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This handbook has been developed to support health educators, community workers, teachers and parents in their efforts to protect the African American people from the scrouge of HIV/AIDS. The primary target of the hand book are teenagers/youth and other African American persons who are the less fortunate components of our society, because it is this population that is most susceptible to this scourge. However suggestions included here in apply virtually to all populations especially culturally different people such as Hispanic etc. Prevention of HIV/AIDS among adults helps to maintain an enlightened parent population prevents AIDS transmitted from the older to the younger generation as in some communities, the elder people are involved in sexual relationships with young adolescents. The authors commend organizations and individuals such as Bill and Melinda Gates, Honble U.S.President Barack Obama and former US president they funded billions of dollars to offer treatment of HIV/AIDS infected people and for education of people most susceptible to HIV infection. This hand book titled Strategies for Awareness and its Prevention of HIV/AIDS Among African American (Mehta and Kalra) compliments these efforts with the hope that its contents when followed may reduce the spending required to arrest the HIV/AIDS cases and make the funds available for educational projects that impact lifestyle so that spread is stopped and menace of HIV/ AIDS epidemic among African American is reversed. Some of the suggestions have been adapted from Prof. Kalra and Prof. Sutman book titled WORLD PERSPECTIVE ON HIV /AIDS for the less fortunate with their due permission.

A Study of the Lack of HIV/AIDS Awareness Among African American Women

A Study of the Lack of HIV/AIDS Awareness Among African American Women

Author: Betty L. Ragsdale - Hearns

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466948525

Category: Education

Page: 161

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I wrote this dissertation for the School of Advanced Studies at University of Phoenix, Arizona, in 2011. To do the research for the dissertation, I spent quite a bit of time at the Center of Disease Control and Prevention archives as a graduate student. I also interviewed medical doctors and others who knew about the subject matter. Since I wrote this dissertation, there has been more research published that I will continue to research and add to my archival collection. The issues of this dissertation were discussed as the emergent theoretical model and its components, which included implications of research, practice, stigma, burden, advocacy, and awareness. Leadership, education, and community resources were the dominant themes that emerged in the study. The study findings imply an increased need for leaders to present public awareness about the affects HIV/AIDS has on the African American community. Future research should consider the explicit nature of the answers, which benefited the study. The information would be helpful while improving the quality of life available for African American women and would enable leaders to interact with a leadership perspective (USAID, 2009).

HIV/AIDS in U.S. Communities of Color

HIV/AIDS in U.S. Communities of Color

Author: Valerie Stone

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387981527

Category: Medical

Page: 309

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More people in communities of color are contracting, living with, and being treated for HIV/AIDS than ever before. In 2005, 71% of new AIDS cases were diagnosed in people of color. The rate of HIV infection in the African-American community alone has increased from 25% of total cases diagnosed in 1985 to 50% in 2005. Latinos similarly comprise a disproportionate segment of the AIDS epidemic: though they make up only 14% of the U.S. population, 20% of AIDS cases diagnosed in 2004 were Latino/a. Though the number of racial and ethnic minority HIV/AIDS cases continues to grow, the health care community has been unable to adequately meet the unique medical needs of these populations. African-American, Latino/Latina, and other patients of color are less likely to seek medical care, have sufficient access to the health care system, or receive the drugs they need for as long as they need them. HIV/AIDS in Minority Communities acknowledges the prevalence of HIV/AIDS within minority communities in the U.S. and strives to educate physicians about the barriers to treatment that exist for minority patients. By analyzing the main causes of treatment failure and promoting respect for individual and cultural values, this book effectively teaches readers to provide responsive, patient-centered care and devise preventive strategies for minority communities. Comprehensive chapters contributed by physicians with extensive experience dealing with HIV/AIDS in minority communities cover issues as far-reaching as: anti-retroviral therapy; dermatologic manifestations and co-morbidities of the disease in patients of color; unique risks to women and MSMs of color; participation of minority cases in HIV research; and substance abuse and mental health issues.

A Study of the Lack of Hiv/Aids Awareness Among African American Women: a Leadership Perspective

A Study of the Lack of Hiv/Aids Awareness Among African American Women: a Leadership Perspective

Author: Betty L. Ragsdale - Hearns

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466948532

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 419

I wrote this dissertation for the School of Advanced Studies at University of Phoenix, Arizona, in 2011. To do the research for the dissertation, I spent quite a bit of time at the Center of Disease Control and Prevention archives as a graduate student. I also interviewed medical doctors and others who knew about the subject matter. Since I wrote this dissertation, there has been more research published that I will continue to research and add to my archival collection. The issues of this dissertation were discussed as the emergent theoretical model and its components, which included implications of research, practice, stigma, burden, advocacy, and awareness. Leadership, education, and community resources were the dominant themes that emerged in the study. The study findings imply an increased need for leaders to present public awareness about the affects HIV/AIDS has on the African American community. Future research should consider the explicit nature of the answers, which benefited the study. The information would be helpful while improving the quality of life available for African American women and would enable leaders to interact with a leadership perspective (USAID, 2009).

Letting Them Die

Letting Them Die

Author: Catherine Campbell

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 0852558686

Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 228

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'In the old South Africa we killed people. Now we're just letting them die' - Pieter Dirk Uys, satirist Why do peopleknowingly risk a slow and painful premature death? People explain in their own words. There are interviews with migrant mineworkers, commercial sex workers and young women and men. Why did this 'gold standard' prevention programme have so little impact? Free condoms, treatment for sexually transmitted infections and education and awareness programmes were all provided. If any intervention was to have had a measurable impact, this should have been the one. The author's experience is drawn from a period of five years. She writes vividly - even at times in a raw manner. What are the lessons within Africa and across the world? The author, who is a social psychologist, has drawn on anthropology, sociology and social medicine. Her study is an early evaluation of what is becoming the standard HIV/AIDS intervention throughout Africa. In association with the International African Institute North America: Indiana U Press; South Africa: Double Storey/Juta

HIV/AIDS and Older Adults

HIV/AIDS and Older Adults

Author: Charles A. Emlet, MSW, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826197696

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 942

This volume focuses on the ways in which HIV/AIDS can affect older adults. The chapters in this book discuss the variety of HIV/AIDS problems that we face at the individual, family, and community levels. Topics examined include demographics and epidemiological aspects of HIV disease with this population; prevention of HIV disease; issues impacting individuals in a medical, psychological, and social context; and service needs. Originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Mental Health and Aging, the volume contains new chapters on demographics, HIV prevention and education, and effective coalition building among systems of care. Contributors include Diane Zablotsky, Michael Kennedy, Janice Nichols, and Timothy Heckman, among others. For Further Information, Please Click Here!

Somebody's Knocking at Your Door

Somebody's Knocking at Your Door

Author: Harold G Koenig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135410414

Category: Medical

Page: 146

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Examining the black church’s response to AIDS, Somebody’s Knocking at Your Door: AIDS and the African-American Church analyzes sexual ethics and homophobia in the black church to provide pastors, social workers, and health professionals with intervention strategies for parishioners or members of the community who have AIDS. By discussing the church’s historic and successful activism and its relationship to the community, along with AIDS statistics, relevant theologies, and other AIDS ministries, this book suggests the benefits of increased church involvement versus other agencies or organizations. Somebody’s Knocking at Your Door will help you develop prevention education and pastoral care programs that will alert individuals to the risks of AIDS and will offer people with AIDS the comfort and assistance they need in coping with the disease. Through the voices of leading clergy, AIDS advocates, and people living with AIDS (PLWAs), this book calls on the African-American church to become more involved in helping communities deal with the disease. Somebody’s Knocking at Your Door offers you ideas on how to improve the lives of individuals with AIDS through the church, including: welcoming PLWAs into the church through announcements by local media, church newsletters, and Sunday bulletins offering AIDS support groups at the church or loaning office space, equipment, or clerical assistance to AIDS organizations recognizing the power of intercessory prayer for PLWAs caring for PLWAs by delivering meals to their homes, preparing meals at the church, and developing a transportation network that will take parishioners to doctor appointments, church, or on recreational outings preparing meals, running errands, housekeeping, handling paperwork, negotiating legal issues, and offering friendship-- possible components of volunteer “buddy programs” for homebound PLWAs training pastors, clergy, and Sunday school teachers to educate ministries on AIDS in the African- American community, sexual intimacy, intravenous drug use and needle sharing, monogamy, community resources, and condom use Since some clergy still believe that AIDS is a “gay” disease, Somebody’s Knocking at Your Door discusses the issue of homosexuality within the church. By analyzing passages from the Bible, the authors refute the belief that homosexuals were neglected by God and undeserving of care and love. This belief, according to the authors, inhibits some churches and individuals from discussing HIV/AIDS because of fear they would also be acknowledging homosexuality. Highlighting AIDS ministries throughout the United States, Somebody’s Knocking at Your Door encourages the African-American church to confront the issue of AIDS and understand that the disease can affect anyone. This book will give you the necessary strategies for starting and implementing AIDS ministries and intervention programs that will educate and support your community.

Strategic Grantseeking for Community-Based Organizations

Strategic Grantseeking for Community-Based Organizations

Author: Glenna M. Crooks, PhD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475989267

Category: Reference

Page: 130

View: 317

A first time proposal writer? An experienced pro? Anyone can benefit from these tips and supportive, encouraging tone. Strategic Grantseeking for Community-Based Organizations: Using Your Whole Brain, Whole Heart and Real Soul will give you a fresh look at the key elements that help win grant funds. Its approach is simple and founded on three guiding principles: Honesty, Clarity, and Relationships. It is a whole-brain, whole-heart, real-soul process that invigorates organizations, staff and proposals. This book is based on an approach the author has used in over 40 years of experience and workshops that successfully trained over 1,000 small community groups. It tackles the challenges of creating and selling the ideas that lead to winning proposals. Although it was written for health care groups, it has been used successfully for projects in education and environmental protection. It demystifies the competition for funds and provides a simple roadmap for anyone, in any field, to follow. It also provides readers with information about how to access all of the workshop leader’s planning materials, binders, PPT slides and articles – all at no cost.