Dr. Harikumar’s response offers his view on the nomenclature of Behaviour Change Communication, which may be of interest to the Community. BCC as a concept can be another excellent topic for debate; however, for this query we encourage participants to continue sending in their examples and experiences. Thanks.
The discussion on stigma and discrimination has been very good. As, all good things must come to an end, we would like to wind up the discussion after posting the last few responses and follow up with some action as suggested by Mr. Suman Jana in his last paragraph.
On November 13, 2002 Human Rights Watch gave its highest recognition to Meena Saraswathi Seshu, an activist whose courageous work in southern India has helped women in prostitution and others at high risk of HIV to combat abuse and discrimination.
Sanghamitra Iyengar's query on the Community Response to HIV is important as it is this facet that eventually determines the community's commitment. It is based on the action group process initiated in the recent Visioning Workshop of the AIDS Community. Please note that you could be invited to the ensuing action group meetings as foreseen in the attached document, if your inputs to take the process forward is found valuable.
Though Universal Access looks daunting or ‘humongous’ as Pawan assess it, he shows us ways where we can start and how to traverse the long route to achieving access to prevention, care and support services for all.
This query which was cross-posted within Solution Exchange from the AIDS Community to the Maternal and Child Health Community received only a couple of good responses. In the hope that the query will generate sufficient responses to make a good Consolidated Reply the response time is kept open.
Is the numbers game important while working with CBOs? argues Seema Kurup. No doubt, this is an important question to be discussed while Monitoring and Evaluating NGOs working with CBOs. Nonetheless we urge members to answer more on Building the Management capacities of CBOs.
The response to the query on OVC for the World AIDS Orphan Day has been good. Here are recommendations that make a fitting conclusion for the discussion on OVC, as we move on to awaited themes like Mainstreaming HIV among Zilla Parishads and review of the drafts of NACP III.
This query is cross-posted between the AIDS and Gender Communities of Solution Exchange to collect a blend of experiences. Respondents to this query are advised to use the term 'sex workers', in the discussion as the Registration rule referred to was written in 1921.
The material in the posting by Dr. Ajay Singh to the appended query was from the document " Condom Programming for HIV Managers " by UNFPA, WHO and PATH. In the original message this was not stated. The error was discovered during our editorial team’s review of the original postings. We here by retract the message posted on July 6, 2006 from the discussion on the “Query: Condom Usage by Sex Workers” and the document will be considered as a recommended document from Dr. Singh in the ensuing Consolidated Reply.
The time to reply for this query is short, as examples that integrate PPTCT with Care and Support are required for a talk to be given by Subha. Every response used in her presentation will be acknowledged.
I would like to raise a simple point here that doesn't sound convincing to me. From your mail, responding to PLHIV with disabilities in India you have mentioned that PLHIV is a "DISABILITY" in itself. I would strongly disagree with that statement.
Lack of knowledge on HIV for PLHIV can make it a disability for them. But it certainly its NOT a disability. HIV is not end of life, there is life after HIV and in no way a disabled one. And by giving it a name of disability, you are adding stigma and discrimination to PLHIV.
I am in no way trying to offend you but trying to give you different perspective. I hope you can pass this on next time, instead of calling it a disability. Lets help prevent the stigma and discrimination and not add on to it.
In addition, I would like to raise a simple point here that does not sound convincing to me. From Mr. Samir Roy's mail, it is mentioned that being a PLHIV is itself a Disability. I was wondering about that statement. Rather, it is lack of knowledge on HIV for PLHIV that can make HIV a disability for them. Certainly, HIV is not a disability. For, HIV is not end of life, there is life after HIV and in no way a disabled one. By giving it a tag of disability, are we not adding stigma and discrimination to PLHIV? I am in no way trying to offend but trying to give a different perspective. In this, I hope I am wrong.
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