AIDS prevention through health promotion
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AIDS prevention through health promotion facing sensitive issues.

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Published by World Health Organization in Geneva .
Written in English


  • AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention -- Case studies.,
  • Health promotion -- Case studies.

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesWho AIDS series
ContributionsWorld Health Organization., Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen.
LC ClassificationsRA644.A25 A3656 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 78 p. :
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1354453M
ISBN 109241561440
LC Control Number92246141

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Get this from a library! AIDS prevention through health promotion: facing sensitive issues.. [World Health Organization.; Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen.;]. A book aimed at health promotion planners and educators who design and implement information and education programmes about HIV infection. It examines one particular aspect: the strong reactions (often irrational from a public health point of view) of individuals and groups to AIDS. Case studies are given to show how difficulties caused by reactions of denial, fear and blame have been. Health promotion and disease prevention programs often address social determinants of health, which influence modifiable risk behaviors. Social determinants of health are the economic, social, cultural, and political conditions in which people are born, grow, and live that affect health status.   Health promotion is the process of enabling people and communities to increase control over factors that influence their health, and thereby to improve their health (adapted from the Ottawa Charter of Health Promotion, ; Box ).Health promotion is a guiding concept involving activities intended to enhance individual and community health and well-being (Box ).

  In the early s, the Anglican Church implemented an AIDS prevention program in 10 out of (then) 40 districts of Uganda. Clergy and laity were trained in AIDS prevention, using a peer education approach. AIDS education messages were delivered from the pulpit in sermons, as well as at funerals, weddings and other occasions. & The aim of STD prevention and care is to reduce the prevalence of STDs through primary prevention and effective case management. & The magnitude of the problem of STDs, and the strong association with HIV transmission, highlight the need to explore new and innovative approaches to prevent and control their spread. One such approach is. CDC in consultation with HRSA will publish and disseminate "Recommendations for Incorporating HIV Prevention into the Medical Care of Persons with HIV Infection" in Conducting demonstration projects through health departments to provide prevention case management and counseling for people living with HIV. Addressed to those responsible for planning and managing an AIDS health promotion campaign, the book extends guidance on the use of specific educational methods and techniques that have proved their effectiveness in other large health campaigns aimed at altering the behaviour of individuals and groups.

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