Prevention: the successes and the challenges

Prevention: the successes and the challenges

by Dr Peter Deutschmann -  University of Melbourne, Australia

INTRODUCTION

This paper has been prepared for the Micah Network Conference 2002: Integral Mission and HIV/AIDS. It explores successes in HIV prevention based on sound evidence of what works. The conference presentation of this paper will focus more specifically on what works in HIV prevention among those most vulnerable to HIV infection, namely:

  • People who in inject drugs
  • Female sex workers and their clients, and
  • Expectant mothers and their infants

For each of these groups challenges to future successful interventions are identified.

These will form the basis of exercises for group work following the presentation of this paper at the conference.

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NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON HIV & AIDS CHALLENGES

NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON HIV & AIDS CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHURCHES TO RESPOND

 

EFICOR along with Tearfund UK organized a National Consultation on HIV and AIDS focusing on the challenges and opportunities for response by the church in India.

The consultation provided a platform for Bishops and Heads of denominations, pastors, mission leaders and development practitioners, CEOs of Christian organizations, principals and lecturers of theological colleges to dialogue and come out with a declaration to address the issues.

There were 105 delegates representing 23 States from India for the Consultation. The Consultation started with the Opening Keynote address by Pastor Patricia Acheing Sawo. Patricia, who is the Regional Coordinator, East Africa for the African Network of Religious Leaders Living with and Personally Affected by HIV and AIDS (ANERELA+) set the trend for the whole Consultation.

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IF MEN WERE WOMEN: CHRISTIAN REFLECTIONS ON GENDER IN THE HIV AND AIDS CRISIS

IF MEN WERE WOMEN: CHRISTIAN REFLECTIONS ON GENDER IN THE HIV AND AIDS CRISIS

by Donald E. Messer - Pattaya, Thailand, October 2008

“If Allah had meant for us [women] to ask questions, he would have made us men.” This shocking statement opens the movie Brick Lane based on the novel of the same name by Monica Ali.1 Due to an arranged child marriage, a. young Bangladeshi girl, Nazneen, is being sent to urban England from her rural homeland. When she begins to ask questions about life and death, she is silenced, being told instead to learn to accept her fate as a woman in today’s world. Read the article
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