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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Solidarities and policies to reduce HIV/AIDS [Commission of Anthropology of HIV/AIDS]


Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: 29 Aug 15:30 - 17:15


Room 3.3

Policies to reduce HIV/AIDS at international and national levels are usually based on various types of collaborations and solidarities, such as H6 Partnerships Vision between international organizations to achieve results by 2020, Building Faith-based Partnerships and the “90-90-90” to help end the AIDS epidemic (UNAIDS). At the country level, official policies, as well as informal local ways of addressing the epidemic exist. Although “health for all” and respect of human rights are universally acclaimed, different target groups and populations are often not addressed directly by policies or are de facto excluded from them, as in the case with migrants and asylum seekers. In addition, due to cultural issues or discrimination, other groups, such as MSM and transgender populations, may be discouraged from accessing services. However, these gaps are sometimes reduced through culture and gender sensitive and projects initiated by international organizations, NGOs and/or civil society. In a global world, lessons learned from successful activities and interventions can be shared with other communities and countries, and eventually even adopted by policy makers. In addition, solidarities and sharing of knowledge, technologies and prevention programs occur across countries. Therefore, the proposed panel will be a platform to share professional experiences and discuss a wide range of approaches and world solidarities targeted towards the fight against HIV/AIDS, focusing on gender and culturally appropriate policies and recommendations.


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    • Dr. Nudelman, Anita (Ben Gurion University)
    • Dr. Nchoji Nkwi, Paul (Catholic University of Cameroon)

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This paper proposes that the HIV/AIDS prevention community should become more engaged in a special kind of abusage on the part of its populations of care. Specifically, various gender groups have become the forefront target groups of the various corporate interests. In viewing the future of the world's solidarities and policies of reducing HIV/AIDS this will surely become a problem in the years ... More
Poland is a low prevalence country. The number of yearly registered new HIV cases exceeds one thousand. Nearly 24 thousand cases have been detected since the beginning of the epidemic in 1985, out of which 3,657 were AIDS cases. It is estimated that at least 30% of the entire HIV+ population is not aware of their serological status. HIV testing in Poland is provided in various settings: at r ... More
Presented by Anna MARZEC-BOGUSLAWSKA on 29/8/2019 at 13:30
Policies to reduce HIV/AIDS differ at national levels, but many are in line with international goals and programs, such as the UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021: “On the Fast-Track to end AIDS” and are based on human rights. Nevertheless, in practice, different populations, such as members of various ethnic groups, religions or professions, as well as people in different stages of the life cycle (adol ... More
Presented by Dr. Anita NUDELMAN on 29/8/2019 at 14:30
Background: The Gambia has a population of approximately 1.9 million, with HIV prevalence among antenatal women at 1.5%. Pockets of high HIV prevalence are concentrated among key at-risk populations, including commercial sex workers, drivers, and fisher folk. This study aimed to enhance understanding of the HIV-related perceptions, cultural, socioeconomic and religious factors and needs of the gen ... More
Presented by Bai CHAM
Homecare of HIV/AIDS patients among the Tikar peoples of Cameroon seems to be based on social and cultural norms. HIV/AIDS statistics demonstrate that 20% of the national figures come from this part of the country. The region represents almost 30% of the total workforce in Cameroon. People who died of HIV/AIDS are mostly persons who left the region and found work in big cities and in large scale p ... More
Presented by Dr. Paul Nchoji NKWI
The Cultural Dimension of HIV/AIDS in Cameroon: The case of the Baka Pygmies in the South East Region Cameroon By Sakah Lola Theresia This paper argues that the changes affecting contemporary societies are inevitably influenced by the dominant factors of modernity, particularly progress, development, and social dynamics in all their aspects. The arrival of large-scale forestry operation ... More
Presented by Dr. Sakah Theresia LOLA on 29/8/2019 at 14:10
Since the early inception of HIV/AIDS in the 1980’s, it has been treated merely as a biological disease but more as a social disease; a disease that results from decay and corruption of people’s moral, social and religious belief and values. The construction of HIV infection has been more or less the same across the globe rooted in social, cultural, economic, religious and political structure ... More
Presented by Dr. Kitoholi V. ZHIMO on 29/8/2019 at 13:50
The Far North Region of Cameroon is characterized by poor health indicators: low health coverage, high rates of home delivery (Deli, 2015), lowest contraceptive prevalence rate, highest infant and neonatal mortality, and increasing poverty (ECAM, 2014). HIV/AIDS has a gender-based connotation in rural areas and women are considered to be the main vectors of the disease. Therefore, this disease is ... More
Presented by Dr. DELI TIZE TERI
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