Asian Immigrants in North America with HIV/AIDS: Stigma, by AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

By AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

This booklet explores a few concerns regarding the stigma coming up from HIV/AIDS an infection, perceived or genuine discrimination from the group and society and the level of vulnerabilities for contaminated Asian refugees and immigrants. It assesses the wellbeing and fitness care and therapy routine for HIV/AIDS accessed through immigrants and refugee claimants in North the US, together with remedies provided by means of the health-care method and ethnic groups and their perceptions and biases on the subject of HIV/AIDS matters. On one other point, the publication identifies the ways that HIV-sufferer immigrants and refugees/refugee claimants from Asia are at risk of discrimination as a result of 1) lack of expertise approximately HIV/AIDS prevalence in the neighborhood; 2) lack of ability of the overall healthiness process to reply correctly; and three) the community’s want for introspection all alone healthiness matters. This booklet finds the dynamics that impression selection, habit and way of life of HIV patient immigrants, provides to the present wisdom approximately refugees and migrants and proposes a unified thought of discrimination and stigmatization in the context of human rights. additionally, the booklet offers a couple of coverage thoughts according to empirical findings so one can supporting reshape polices concerning refugee HIV victims and their social ramifications. This e-book may be of curiosity to researchers and scholars in any box from social sciences, healthiness and psychology, in addition to practitioners within the box of improvement and public coverage. The ebook should be necessary to coverage formulators and implementers engaged in addressing the intense chance emanating from the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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4 Xenophobia and human rights dynamics (Source: Authors) serves to reinforce the symbolic boundaries that separate social groups from one another (Jackman 1994). Prejudice and discrimination are believed to be important contributors to the production of health disparities (IOM 2002; DHHS 2003; USAID 2000). Goffman’s stigmas, blemishes of individual character and abominations of the body appear to cover every imaginable form of stigma or prejudice. Similarly, several of the prejudice models are not tied to particular in- and out-groups, and social identity theory is based on research showing that arbitrarily identified characteristics can serve as the basis of discrimination (Tajfel 1970).

Research on refugees is a complex undertaking, and there is no tested 24 1 Refugees, Immigrants and HIV/AIDS method for studying both refugees and HIV/AIDS. This chapter also explains the process for handling confidential research material, developing intersectional analyses and answering specific questions related to multi-strategy research design that are crucial in researching refugees. The third chapter examines the intersection of refugees and AIDS in Canada. It presents a critical analysis of the impact on Canada from the influx of refugees and HIV/AIDS and challenges the notion that HIV/AIDS is a disease of the poor.

By negotiation, we mean how human agency and structural factors interplay in the daily lives of South Asian PLWHA (Sztompka 2008:30). Discussing ‘everyday lives’ opens up a host of micro and macro issues. It allows us to assess whether people are experiencing discrimination. This can generate rich data as to where this discrimination comes from and how it is experienced. There is limited published literature on health issues of South Asians, and there is no known systematic study so far on HIV prevalence and treatment among South Asians in North America.

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