December 2011 stories (27)

SALT with bloggers in Odessa

I think one of our greatest achievements in those days there was a meeting with representatives of the internet-community. Me, Tatiana and Alexander …


Added by Alexandr Radionov on December 4, 2011 at 4:28pm — 3 Comments

HIV Narratives: Beyond numbers

In medicine, we can spend such a vast proportion of time perceiving those with illnesses as patients, or as statistical numbers that we fail to regard them as individuals. This is particular pertinent to people living with HIV, which are in excess of 30 million; It is such a colossal number it can be hard to comprehend. Despite the wealth of research into prevention and treatment of HIV which has made an undeniable impact on survival of populations, the experience of the individual…


Added by Dr Sima Barmania BMdsci MBBS MPH on December 4, 2011 at 3:51am — No Comments

SALT visit to one low-income community in Singapore

A group of 15 adults and elderly living in one low-income community shared a commom concern i.e insufficient income and food for their families. We facilitated a gathering to discuss how we can address our concerns and how together we can offer support to one another.

I went with 2 other colleagues and Dr. Jean-Louis Lamboray, who was in Singapore for a visit.

I started the discussion by thanking everyone for making time to come for the discussion and I commented that despite our… Continue

Added by Gloria on December 3, 2011 at 7:15pm — 3 Comments

Are we smart, safe, stupid….mad?????

Are we smart, safe, stupid….mad?????

Thirty years’ experience of HIV and I am hearing and reading the same old insincere language; the same old clichés by the same old top down approach method, sprinkled with the very few HIV positive tokens.  Are we smart, safe stupid or what?

For thirty years the population has been hearing about the modes of transmission, the vulnerability factors that fuel the continued spread of HIV and for thirty years the majority of the…


Added by Anderson Figaro on December 3, 2011 at 6:10am — 2 Comments

World AIDS Day: Looking to the future

30 years have passed since the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) published its first reported case of AIDS. Since then over 25 million people have died from AIDS and an estimated 33.3 million are living with HIV today.

While tremendous advances have been made in terms of treatment, steering AIDS from what was once a fatal disease to a now chronic one; AIDS is still a global health threat, with many in the developing world unable to access adequate treatment.

However, while…


Added by Dr Sima Barmania BMdsci MBBS MPH on December 1, 2011 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Меня зовут, Елена. По профессии я ( My friend Lena's story)

Меня зовут, Елена. По профессии я

мед.сестра, поэтому о ВИЧ-инфекции имела некоторое представление. В медицинском

училище изучали эту тему, но довольно поверхностно, да ещё и каждые пять лет

повышали квалификацию в стационаре, где я работала хирургической сестрой. Учила

и сдавала экзамены хорошо... Как передаётся вирус, как стерилизуется

инструментарий и тому подобное. Однажды в стационар поступила девушка, 19 лет,

с диагнозом ВИЧ. Помню смотрела и удивлялась,…


Added by Izambaeva Svetlana on December 1, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Trinidad and Tobago South Group SALT Experience




TIME : 9AM – 3.30PM


Participants – concern about the youths in their community and there is no HFLE in schools.

When will WAC or Min. Community Development be doing HIV testing, they are interested in being tested

Culture of our people, but keeping in mind that we need to understand the situations a person may be placed in.

What can cause lifestyle… Continue

Added by Natasha Hosein-Ali on December 1, 2011 at 7:11am — 4 Comments

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