Environmental Perspectives on AIDS yet to be Recognised

Environment

For each day working on HIV prevention, I am more convinced that working on HIV/AIDS will have significant impact on humanity and our well-being in general and specific terms. The Environmental Perspective might be an eye-opener to some of you, and it is definitely an area that should be worked on in research, to give us more knowledge on the links to AIDS. This is the last but one of All the 13 Perspectives of AIDS; the concept that I have developed to easier understand the complexity of AIDS.

12. The Environmental Perspective gives a brief insight on some of these links between AIDS and the environment.


Am I Secure Enough?

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Security can be seen from personal and organisational angles, affecting all inhabitants in a society. HIV has brought attention to the personal security, not only to stay safe from the infection, but also to be able to live, work and study despite ones HIV status.

Migration and internal movement of people from conflict areas or as a part of urbanisation (sometimes caused by HIV/AIDS in countries heavily affected) affect people's security situation in the new setting.

11. The Security Perspective brings up the issue of migration and IDPs, as well as societies’ responsibility for providing security for PLWHA.