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Stigmatization, discrimination and illness

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ISBN: 9783863951085 Year: Pages: 119 DOI: 10.17875/gup2013-289 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Public Health --- Medicine (General) --- Social Sciences
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“She was given her own plate, her own cup, everything of her own, even when she just touched a cloth then nobody wanted to touch it again.” (Halima, HIV-seropositive) The book sheds light on the profound influence of an HIV-seropositive diagnosis on the lives of women and their social environment in the United Republic of Tanzania. The author, a medical doctor and social anthropologist, tells the story of six Tanzanian HIV-seropositive women, focusing on their negotiation and perception of illness and disease. Furthermore, the high levels of discrimination and stigmatization in the context of HIV-seropositivity that they experience are presented in detail, weaving together the impacts of an HIV-seropositive diagnosis with results analyzed both from a Medical Anthropology and Public Health perspective. Despite a new era of antiretroviral treatment, available in Tanzania free of cost, that has given cause for hope in a change in how the disease is perceived, the book impressively underlines that being HIV-seropositive remains a great challenge and heavy burden for women in Tanzania.

Name, Shame and Blame: Criminalising Consensual Sex in Papua New Guinea

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ISBN: 9781925021219 Year: Pages: 368 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_515936 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Philosophy
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This book is an exceptional contribution to our knowledge of the nexus between the criminal law and negative attitudes of society, and what effects criminalization has on the social lives of prostitutes and males who have sex with males, and whether these effects might provide evidence to support the argument for law reform.

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papua new guinea --- pacific --- hiv --- sex --- criminalisation

Disclosure Within HIV-Affected Families

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889455263 Year: Pages: 130 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-526-3 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Public Health
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While HIV/AIDS is a global public heath challenge, its impact is arguably greatest in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where new infections account for approximately 66% of the total number of HIV-positive persons globally. In SSA, medical, social, and economic resources are limited, thus necessitating innovative approaches to disease prevention. One of the mechanisms of prevention that is most promising occurs through HIV disclosure to family members (e.g., adult sexual partners) generally, and to children in particular. Our emphasis in this eBook is on HIV disclosure to children because it has multiple benefits, including improved adherence to antiretroviral medication treatment and understanding at an early age of the impact of sexual activity on the spread of HIV. While there is a noticeable gap in research on HIV disclosure to younger children, some of the general reasons for non-disclosure include concerns about fear of adult partners leaving relationships, and that children are too young to comprehend the severity of the situation and may tell others outside the family. Thus, it is critical to better understand how the HIV disclosure process happens (or does not happen) within HIV-affected families, as well as the best practices on how to disclose. In this eBook, we present a combination of empirical research studies and critical literature reviews that investigate the reasons for and for not disclosing HIV status within HIV-affected families and provide evidence-based practices that could be adopted by healthcare professionals to help HIV-positive parents facilitate disclosure activities within these families. This information can also be used by researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders who are in a position to influence policies on effective HIV disclosure practices, guidelines, and programs.

Why vaccines to HIV, HCV and Malaria have so far failed - Challenges to developing vaccines against immunoregulating pathogens

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889199662 Year: Pages: 157 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-966-2 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Microbiology --- Medicine (General) --- Allergy and Immunology
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Despite continuous progress in the development of anti-viral and anti-bacterial/parasite drugs, the high cost of medicines and the potential for re-infection, especially in high risk groups, suggest that protective vaccines to some of the most dangerous persistent infections are still highly desirable. There are no vaccines available for HIV, HCV and Malaria, and all attempts to make a broadly effective vaccine have failed so far. In this Research Topic we look into why vaccines have failed over the years, and what we have learn from these attempts. Rather than only showing positive results, this issue aims to reflect on failed efforts in vaccine development. Coming to understand our limitations will have theoretical and practical implications for the future development of vaccines to these major global disease burdens.

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Vaccine --- Infectious Disease --- HIV --- HCV --- Malaria --- influenza --- immunology --- Genetics

Role of lipids in virus assembly

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889195824 Year: Pages: 91 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-582-4 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Microbiology --- Botany
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RNA enveloped viruses comprise several families belonging to plus and minus strand RNA viruses, such as retroviruses, flavoviruses and orthomyxoviruses. Viruses utilize cellular lipids during critical steps of replication like entry, assembly and egress. Growing evidence indicate important roles for lipids and lipid nanodomains in virus assembly. This special topic covers key aspects of virus-membrane interactions during assembly and egress, especially those of retroviruses and Ebola virus (EBOV). Virus assembly and release involve specific and nonspecific interactions between viral proteins and membrane compartments. Retroviral Gag proteins assemble predominantly on the PM. Despite the great progress in identifying the factors that modulate retroviral Gag assembly on the PM, there are still gaps in our understanding of precise mechanisms of Gag-membrane interactions. Studies over the last two decades have focused on the mechanisms by which other retroviral Gag proteins interact with membranes during assembly. These include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Rous sarcoma virus (RSV), equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV), Mason-Pfizer monkey virus (M-PMV), murine leukemia virus (MLV), and human T-lymphotropic virus type (HTLV-1). Additionally, assembly of filoviruses such as EBOV also occurs on the inner leaflet of the PM. The articles published under this special topic highlight the latest understanding of the role of membrane lipids during virus assembly, egress and release.

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retroviruses --- HIV 1 --- Gag --- Matrix --- membrane --- NMR --- Ebola --- VP40

HIV-Induced Damage of B Cells and Production of HIV Neutralizing Antibodies

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889454617 Year: Pages: 171 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-461-7 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Allergy and Immunology
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Multiple dysfunctions take place in the B cell compartment during HIV-1 infection, comprising depletion of resting memory B cells carrying serological memory to vaccines and previously met pathogens. In addition, population of B cells characterized by the expression of exhaustion markers are enlarged during HIV-1 infection. Antibodies with the capacity to neutralize a broad range of HIV-1 isolates can be detected only in a minority of infected patients, after a year or more from acute infection. An open question is whether the inability of producing neutralizing HIV-1 antibodies is somehow linked to the B cell immunopathology observed in patients. In this research topic we invited scientists to summarize the current state of knowledge on regulation and development of B cells and antibody responses during HIV-1 infection; fifteen contributions were received comprising both reviews and original articles. The articles are related to B cell dysfunctions identified in HIV-1 infected individuals, production of different types of antibodies (neutralizing versus non neutralizing, and of different isotypes) in vivo during HIV-1 infection and the biological factors which may impact on this process, clinical potential and applications of anti-HIV antibodies and how to achieve neutralizing antibody responses to HIV-1 epitopes upon vaccination. The topic has gathered articles on front-line research undertaken in the field of B cells and antibodies in HIV-1 infection. It is our hope that the collection of articles presented in this book may be useful for new and experienced scholars in the field and add a piece to the complex puzzle of knowledge needed for the development of an HIV-1 vaccine.

Sexual Behaviour and Risks of HIV Infection

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ISBN: 9782802803577 DOI: 10.4000/books.pusl.14060 Language: English
Publisher: Presses de l’Université Saint-Louis
Subject: Social Sciences
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The Centre d'études sociologiques of the Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis has been selected to participate in the 4th Medical and Health Research Programme of the European Communities by launching a «concerted action» programme on «Sexual Behaviour and Risks of HIV Infection». These are the proceedings of a workshop that was held in Brussels on 5 to 7 April 1989. Its objectives were to discuss with representatives from about twenty potential collaborating centres a proposal for a concerted action programme and to engage in preliminary scientific exchanges on the main aspects of the proposed research programme.

Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation into Southern Thailand

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ISBN: 9782956447030 DOI: 10.4000/books.irasec.420 Language: English
Publisher: Institut de recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine
Subject: Political Science
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Human trafficking has been one of the most challenging problems of nation states across the globe since the 20th century. Thailand has lately turned into a country of origin, destination, and transit for human trafficking. So far, the degree of human trafficking into Thailand is still unknown. Studies on human trafficking into Thailand have been mostly carried out in the Mekong Sub-region. The south of Thailand is an under-researched area, particularly when dealing with trafficking for sexual exploitation. This manuscript provides key findings of the research project entitled Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation into Southern Thailand, under the joint support of the Alliance Française Bangkok and the IRASEC. Carried out during December 2006 - December 2007, the study was expected to fill the gap of research in the problem of trafficking for sexual exploitation in Thailand along a qualitative approach. It was designed towards fact-findings for a better understanding with the most updated information on the problem there. In all, the highlight of the contribution of this study is two folds. First, it enriches literatures on human security from the perspective of people on the move through a qualitative study of human trafficking for sexual exploitation into areas of marginal investigation - southern Thailand. Second, it contributes in terms of policy impact for further strengthening of the collaborative efforts at the national and district levels within Thailand as well as at the regional level.

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gender --- health --- Women --- China --- sex trade --- Thailand --- human trafficking --- HIV

Femmes prostituées dans la région du sud de la Thaïlande

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ISBN: 9782956447054 DOI: 10.4000/books.irasec.488 Language: French
Publisher: Institut de recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine
Subject: Political Science
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Cette région du Sud a une personnalité à part en Thaïlande faite de nombreuses contradictions. Toute en longueur, il est clair qu’il y a peu de points en commun entre les provinces de Chumphon et de Yala, séparées par plus de 900 kilomètres. C’est une région parmi les plus dotées en richesses naturelles du pays (car on dit plus bas que c’est la région la plus pauvre) avec ses mines d’étain, ses plantations d’hévéa, sa pêche et sa crevetticulture, mais elle compte également des provinces parmi les plus pauvres. Elle est devenue la plus touristique de Thaïlande (avec le Sud-Est de Bangkok de Chonburi à Trat, mais ce n’est officiellement qu’une partie de la région Centre) mais elle est aujourd’hui la plus dangereuse avec la véritable guerre civile qui touche quatre provinces de l’extrême sud. Elle est depuis longtemps considérée comme une longue séquence de lieux paradisiaques, mais c’est la région la plus arrosée du pays et la plus menacée par les tempêtes, les inondations voire les Tsunami. Elle a, en politique notamment, une image de pureté et de sérieux que l’on oppose volontiers aux provinces du Centre et du Nord-Est, mais c’est une région de tous les trafics et de toutes les violences. Enfin, ses femmes sont tenues pour les plus réservées et les plus sages de Thaïlande, pourtant c’est la région du pays qui compte le plus grand nombre de prostituées, il est vrai importées des autres régions et même de l’étranger. Dans cette étude j’essaie de mettre le phénomène de la prostitution en perspective, de le contextualiser, d’adopter une approche globalisante. Ayant une connaissance directe d’à peine la moitié des quatorze provinces de la région, j’ai essayé de retrouver des recherches - publiées en langue thaï principalement - peu connues et peu utilisées par les chercheurs. Inutile d’insister sur le fait qu’une petite partie de ces études a été ici mise à profit. Un ouvrage de plusieurs centaines de pages serait nécessaire pour révéler davantage la complexité de cette région et de ses prostitutions.

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gender --- health --- Women --- sex trade --- Thailand --- HIV --- sexual tourism

Civic Insecurity: Law, Order and HIV in Papua New Guinea

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Book Series: Studies in State and Society in the Pacific ISBN: 9781921666612 Year: Pages: 338 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458878 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Law --- Political Science
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Papua New Guinea has a complex ‘law and order’ problem and an entrenched epidemic of HIV. This book explores their interaction. It also probes their joint challenges and opportunities—most fundamentally for civic security, a condition that could offersome immunity to both. This book is a valuable and timely contribution to a limited but growing body of scholarship in the social and structural contexts of HIV epidemiology in Papua New Guinea. The volume offers a unique collection of interdisciplinary insights on the connections between law and order and the HIV epidemic and is presented in a manner accessible to a wide audience, scholars and lay people alike… Significantly, this is the first volume to critically examine the complex and inexorable links between HIV, gender, violence, and security within a theoretical framework thv at illuminates the challenges of the epidemic for PNG’s future cohesion and stability as a young nation…The importance of this courageous book cannot be overstated. While it communicates an urgent and potent message about the need for immediate action … it offers insightful reflections on the processes and possibilities of social transformation that undoubtedly will have enduring scholarly and practical value.&#xD;&#xD;Dr Katherine Lepani, Social Foundations of Medicine, The Australian National University.

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