We have perfected the art of using euphemism for camouflaging an ugly truth. The apparent justification for such a denial of the stark reality is perhaps the mistaken notion that somehow the gigantic monstrosity of the humungous problem may also be reduced by perceiving the same ‘through a jaundiced eye’/denying its very existence and thereby just wishing it away.
A blatant inhuman murder of a bride is craftily worded as ‘dowry death’ even during the legal interactions.… Continue
Added by Dr Rajesh Gopal on April 23, 2009 at 3:55pm —
Promotion and protection of human rights, inter alia, necessitate full and creative utilization of all the existing legal and societal provisions.
It is ironic that the law of the land which has to putatively serve the cause of benefiting all and promoting the larger interest of the society is, more often than not, in conflict with the endeavours for the prevention of acquisition of sexually transmitted infections and the containment of HIV/AIDS.
Human behaviour is indeed… Continue
Added by Dr Rajesh Gopal on April 23, 2009 at 3:43pm —
Comment: Primary Health Care: Back to the Future? (1)
Dr. Rajesh Gopal, India
[Mods note: The posting below is the first response to a perspective piece on the World Health Report 2008. Read the original posting and find links to the report here:
Dear SEA-AIDS members,
I was at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva in… Continue
Added by Dr Rajesh Gopal on April 23, 2009 at 1:23pm —
The post below available at SEA AIDS e- forum(slightly modified) is in response to a recent consultation report from the September 2008 meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its United Nations (UN) partners in Geneva. The report speaks to the urgent need to address the emerging and remerging HIV and STI epidemics among MSM and transgender people.
Access the full report here: http://msmasia.org/tl_files/resources/OMS%20MSM_DF.pdf
Read the executive summary of… Continue
Added by Dr Rajesh Gopal on April 23, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Fortunately, I was part of the above Malaria Community-owned response consultative meeting in Geneva. The purpose of the meeting was to provide guidelines on Community Systems Strengthening and malaria control best… Continue
Added by Joseph Senesie on April 20, 2009 at 6:42pm —
My name is Ari, from Indonesia. As you may aware of, people in my country have just voted in the Election Day to elect legislative/parliament members, at national and sub-national levels. We will have another election to vote for the next President of this country in July 09.
There is a concern, and also hope, from the HIV AIDS Community in Indonesia related to this situation. From our experiences, new government and parliament means that new approaches need to be… Continue
Added by Ari Yahya Pratama on April 13, 2009 at 12:07pm —
How do we say ‘thank you’ in a profound way? A way that connects us on a deeper level, by which we can learn and improve ourselves. I saw an inspiring lecture of Marchall Rosenberg, the founder of ‘Non Violent Communication’
, were he explained the key to express our gratitude. We can also use these steps to express what we appreciate in communities we visit.
Marchall explained that at one of his workshops, a… Continue
Added by Laurence Gilliot on April 9, 2009 at 5:18pm —
Friends, the Belgian Parliament condemned the Pope Benedict's declarations while he was en route to Cameroon. I wrote the column below, which was published in La Libre Belgique
.Here is an English translation, thanks to Rebeka
Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on April 9, 2009 at 1:00pm —
En prétendant donner une leçon au Pape Benoît XVI, le parlement fédéral belge emboîte le pas aux réactions d’une rare virulence à la deuxième moitié de la troisième partie de sa brève allocution. Le pape serait-il autiste ? Préfèrerait-il la mort à la vie ? Traînons ce pontife devant les tribunaux pour non-assistance à personne en danger ! Rappelons notre ambassadeur !
C’est vrai que le pape a dit que le préservatif pouvait avoir un impact négatif. Evidemment, c’est faux dans les… Continue
Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on April 8, 2009 at 6:17pm —
People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) require an additional 20-30% of nutrition food for their healthy living. Many of these PLWHA will be unable to afford this due to health, socio-economic and livelihood deprivations. Due to this cause most of the PLHA are suffering from the Opportunistic infections and sick. It is decreasing the confidence levels of PLHA and thereby increased the death rate in People Living with HIV/AIDS.
VMM is a voluntary organization working in HIV/AIDS sector… Continue
Added by Abraham Mutluri on April 6, 2009 at 4:00pm —
I'm working at "LENTERA ANAK PELANGI" we've founding by UNDP and the name of project is :
"MITIGATION HIV AND AIDS EFFECT ON CHILDREN WHO BORN FROM INJECTION DRUG USER PARENTS THAT LIVING WITH HIV AIDS "
we try to reach children that of course still very young ( 0-12 years old ) in Jakarta who had born from PLWHA eventough they follow infected from their parents or not..
FYI, there is no organization yet that really focus on them..
as we all know..that… Continue
Added by Taufiq M.A. on April 2, 2009 at 8:08pm —
PERIODE: Du vendredi 13 au lundi 23 mars 2009
C’est pour la deuxième fois en moins de 12 mois que j’ai l’occasion de participer à un partage d’expériences avec Bel compétence et le moins qu’on puisse dire est que chacune des rencontres, chaque activité organisée me rappelle que je suis humain et j’ai encore beaucoup à apprendre des autres.
Ces 10 jours de partage ont eu comme activités principales la facilitation de l’autoévaluation de Bel compétence, la rencontre avec… Continue
Added by Ngabala Eric on April 2, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Issue: There are many AIDS/HIV related organizations in Thailand. However, they operate their projects individually. Attempts were made in many areas to connect efforts between organizations. However, the connections were limited to only financial and human resources. The challenge therefore remains: how can we make each organization to virtually have one same goal, which will finally lead to the solutions for AIDS problems?
Description: Buddhism teaches its followers the importance… Continue
Added by suriyon sungkham on April 2, 2009 at 11:11am —
j'aimerai raconter mon experience salt que j'ai vécu au Nord Kivu.
Mon travail consistait à former des relais communautaires vivant dans les camps de Goma à identifier les enfants souffrant d'handicap pour qu'ils puissent nous les référer.
la formation se déroule en une journée dans une des tentes prêtée par une des ONG partenaires. J'avais pu formé la médecin qui travaillait avec moi à la facilitation car le sujet du SIDA l'interessait vivement. Nous avons demandé aux dix… Continue
Added by Benyaich Aicha on March 31, 2009 at 5:14pm —
ACP’s ANGELS – A WILD, NASTY, PRECIOUS ODDESEY
Three Angels, three Places, Three stories
(A Story From Indonesia Support Visit)
Her name is Sirinate Piyajitpirat, we usually call her Snowy, her cool heart is like snow and always be the cooler in every situation. Her adultness is the only way we learned to be. Dont try to bother her, coz she will make u freeze in a minute by her cool smile. She’s the expert one in the ACP, and she is the… Continue
Added by lulu on March 31, 2009 at 2:45pm —
PHC: Now more than ever. That is how WHO labels its 2008 report. Should we rejoice? Are we turning the page of the nineties, the decennium horribile
during which only vertical thinking was authorized? Are we allowed to go horizontal again? For all of us who dedicated our professional lives to PHC during the seventies and the eighties, the temptation is great to rejoice and relax.
PHC however was conceptually flawed then, and it is still flawed now for one main reason: it… Continue
Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on March 30, 2009 at 2:30pm —
I'm taufiq..recovering addict and I'm infected!
from last 2 years ago I start take ARV medicine for reduce the virus is my body..
FYI, I consumption ZIDOVUDINE AND NEVIRAPINE ARV medicine..
in my first week they all just give me not a big deal side effect for my body n soul..
in this past 2 years, I run my medicine for every day in my own fix time actually..
My CD-4 on my blood has already become growing up since I start eat the medicine...
I start… Continue
Added by Taufiq M.A. on March 30, 2009 at 9:44am —
I want to share how I grew up because I want people to know so that, it would be beneficial to all of them. As an elder son I had a lot of responsibilities and unexpected burdens. Being an MSM this had doubled. I did not have the skills to handle them or address them. At that stage with my orientation, I took sex work as my profession. My sexuality and profession exposed to my friends and I saw their hardships, the exploitation and violence by local thugs, clients and the Police men. I also met… Continue
Added by Robin Jesudoss on March 27, 2009 at 10:55am —
Suriyon Sungkham (Thailand)
Monk became leader in AIDS prevention in Thailand.
If all religious leaders take the lead in AIDS prevention, the people can live together in the community as human being.
Detail of experience:
วิถีชีวิตของพระสงฆ์ ต้องอาศัยชาวบ้านในเรื่องปัจจัยสี่ เรื่อง ที่อยู่อาศัย อาหาร เครื่องนุ่งห่ม และยารักษาโรค ในขณะเดียวกันชาวบ้านเองก็อาศัยพระสงฆ์ในเรื่องของที่พึ่งทางจิตใจ
การรับบิณฑบาต คือ… Continue
Added by suriyon sungkham on March 25, 2009 at 2:57pm —
We were organizing young people as Peer Educators in urban poor communities in Metro Manila as part of the PRRM HIV/AIDS Prevention Project. At some point, we wanted to measure how far they have achieved in terms of peer education work. The challenge was to create an assessment tool that would be highly appropriate among gang members, young girls, young MSMs and sex workers. It was agreed that the tool would be self-defined, meaning the indicators for progress would come from our young… Continue
Added by Myrna A. Maglahus on March 25, 2009 at 1:53pm —