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Asian immigrants in North America with HIV/AIDS : stigma, vulnerabilities and human rights

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AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque. Springer , 2014.
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This book explores a number of issues related to the stigma arising from HIV/AIDS infection, perceived or actual discrimination from the community and society, and the extent of vulnerabilities for infected Asian refugees and immigrants. It assesses the health care and treatment regimen for HIV/AIDS accessed by immigrants and refugee claimants in North America, including treatments offered by the health-care system and ethnic communities, and their perceptions and biases relating to HIV/AIDS is…
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Author
Ullah, A. K. M. Ahsan
Other Authors
Huque, Ahmed Shafiqul
Responsibility
AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 198 pages)
ISBN
9789812871183
9789812871190 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Asia - ethnology
Canada
Emigrants and Immigrants
Health knowledge, attitudes, practice
HIV infections
Social Discrimination
Socioeconomic factors
Subjects (LCSH)
Asian Americans - Medical care
Asians - Health and hygiene
HIV-positive persons - United States
Abstract
This book explores a number of issues related to the stigma arising from HIV/AIDS infection, perceived or actual discrimination from the community and society, and the extent of vulnerabilities for infected Asian refugees and immigrants. It assesses the health care and treatment regimen for HIV/AIDS accessed by immigrants and refugee claimants in North America, including treatments offered by the health-care system and ethnic communities, and their perceptions and biases relating to HIV/AIDS issues. On another level, the book identifies the ways in which HIV-sufferer immigrants and refugees/refugee claimants from Asia are vulnerable to discrimination due to 1) lack of information about HIV/AIDS incidence in the community; 2) inability of the health system to respond appropriately; and 3) the community's need for introspection on their own health issues. This book reveals the dynamics that influence choice, behavior, and lifestyle of HIV sufferer immigrants, adds to the existing knowledge about refugees and migrants, and proposes a unified theory of discrimination and stigmatization within the context of human rights. In addition, the book presents a number of policy recommendations based on empirical findings with a view to helping reshape polices regarding refugee HIV sufferers and their social ramifications. This book will be of interest to researchers and students in any field from social sciences, health and psychology, as well as practitioners in the field of development and public policy.
Contents
1. Refugees, Immigrants and HIV/AIDS -- 2. Understanding and Exploring HIV/AIDS and Discrimination -- 3. Poverty, Migrants and HIV/AIDS in Canada -- 4. Discrimination, Xenophobia and Stigmatization -- 5. Vulnerability and Resilience in Living with HIV/AIDS -- 6. Managing the Crisis and Policy Directions.
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Health Issues Confronting Minority Men Who Have Sex with Men

http://libcat.nshealth.ca/permalink/provcat30293
edited by Sana Loue. Springer Science+Business Media , 2008.
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Author
Loue, Sana
Responsibility
edited by Sana Loue
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date Published
2008
ISBN
9780387745398
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
HIV infections
Homosexuality, male
Mental Disorders
Minority Groups
Sexual behavior
Subjects (LCSH)
AIDS
Psychology, clinical
Public health
Sexual behavior
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e-Book
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