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- 1Alibhai, Arif A
- 1Aplin, Laura C. R.
- 1Archibald, C.P.
- 1Feulefack, Joseph Florent
- 1Grotkowski, Ali K
- 1Jackson, R.C.
A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of sub-Saharan African Immigrants Living with HIV in Alberta, CanadaDownload
Current epidemiological data show an increasing number of men and women from sub-Saharan African countries who are living with HIV in Alberta. New cases of HIV between 1999 and 2008 among both men and women in the heterosexual (endemic) risk category have increased. In 2008, one Alberta HIV...
Cost - effectiveness of integrating methadone maintenance with antiretroviral treatment in injection-driven HIV epidemicsDownload
In the household survey, Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) of patients on antiretroviral treatment (ART) was profoundly reduced and significantly lower among drug users (DUs) than that of non-DUs, especially in the psychological and social dimensions. Drug use is known to negatively affect...
Background: HIV infection is a serious concern in the Canadian Aboriginal population, particularly among youth; however, there is limited attention to this issue in research literature. The purpose of this national study was to explore HIV testing and care decisions of Canadian Aboriginal youth. ...
We examine the effects of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment on the livelihoods of HIV/AIDS patients’ households in Uganda. Incomes of ARV households improve, on average, over the treatment period by 59.5 percent. However, for 53 percent of households incomes are increasing, while for 47 percent...
Knowledge and Attitudes towards HIV/AIDS and Associated Current Prevention Practices in the Era of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in Rwimi, UgandaDownload
Background: The impact of the wide-spread availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on the sexual behaviour of the general population who are not on ART in African countries is understudied. Additionally, there are concerns of a return to risky behaviours by people on ART or increased...
This study analyses the characteristics and life trajectories of highly educated18 to 35 year old Malawians, how they negotiate their identities in the face of HIV/AIDS, and their opinions regarding the effectiveness of current HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention efforts. These Malawians are among...
Background: A pilot community-based antiretroviral therapy (CBART) program in western Uganda was previously shown to significantly improve quality of life outcomes among HIV patients in their first year of treatment, though certain psychosocial challenges and issues remained. What is not known...
Negotiating identities: A narrative inquiry into the experiences of people living with HIV in Kenya.Download
This paper-based dissertation is a culmination of my personal journey of inquiring into the experiences of people living with HIV (PHAs), a curiosity that began as a Registered Nurse caring for dying clients who were HIV positive at a hospital in Kenya in 2003. At the time, witnessing PHAs die in...
Outcomes of antiretroviral therapy in northern Alberta: the impact of Aboriginal ethnicity and injection drug useDownload
Background: Aboriginals are overrepresented in Canada’s HIV epidemic and are more likely to be infected with HIV through injection drug use (IDU) than non-Aboriginals. However, little research has investigated the outcomes of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) among Aboriginal...
People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) in South Africa experience a stigmatised HIV status which threatens to supplant their prior identities. This compounds the marginalization on multiple social levels experienced by those most vulnerable to infection as they cope with associations of death and...