HIV, Health and Your Community:
A Guide for Action
by Reuben Granich and Jonathan Mermin
Updated 2006, 248 pages, illustrated, English ed. ISBN: 0-942364-40-6
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"This book is clear, concise, and accessible for the
target audience. Its format and style is appealing, and I
greatly commend it for making a difficult subject so
-Bunmi Makinwa, Communications Adviser, UNAIDS
HIV, Health and Your Community is a thorough, easy-to-understand guide for health workers throughout the world. Designed as a manual for people confronting the HIV pandemic in their communities, it is easily accessible to those with little medical or technical knowledge. Topics range from the biology of the virus and the epidemiology of the disease to the mechanics of designing prevention programs and writing grant proposals.
The current printing includes updated information on: ART, cotrimoxazole and other medicines; water purification, nutritional support and other strategies for care in low-resource areas; HIV testing; HIV in pregnancy and breastfeeding; and current data on HIV prevalence around the world.
"Thank you, and thanks to the Hesperian Foundation for
publishing/distributing the excellent new book,
HIV, Health, And Your Community: A Guide For
Action.... I am extremely impressed.
Although I have come across a lot of how-to manuals in
the field, this is definitely one of the most
user-friendly and cross-culturally sensitive ones I have
ever seen. Well done! Thank you. This is a real
contribution to our work."
-Lucy Y. Steinitz, National Coordinator, Catholic AIDS Action, Namibia
"I just returned from Nigeria where we trained 22 youth from eight local organizations on HIV/AIDS information and counseling for the telephone hotline we just installed in Lagos... We used your book as a supplement resource to our Training Manual. Your book augmented our materials on co-occurring infections and complications associated with HIV/AIDS, etc.... The book was rated as 'excellent' by participants (and) we distributed extra copies to our regional offices. Personally, I bought two additional copies for my brothers with both instructions and pleas to read the book." -Chamberlain Diali, Joint Program Officer, Academy for Educational Development (Washington DC) and Johns Hopkins University's Center for Communications (Baltimore)
"I found the book to be very thorough and was particularly happy to see the HIV test chapter - this is an area where our programs face many questions... As I'm sure you are aware, one of the challenges of providing resource material - even very user-friendly resource material is ensuring its effective use. As World Neighbors focuses more on HIV/AIDS in the coming year, we feel it is important that this type of guide be supported by some additional hands-on training. In East Africa, our program has worked with partners in the area of developing effective counseling skills and also has become more involved in youth programming and we find it very useful to have a resource guide, like this one, which is so clearly structured to support training activities." -Catharine McKaig, DrPH, MS, Reproductive Health Coordinator, Africa Region, World Neighbors
"...as I write, your guide is open on my desk because friends in Thailand and I are writing a home care and community support project and I faxed them Chapter 13 to help them structure their ideas! I love the book, from the language to the illustrations and find it really comprehensive, understandable and most of all practical and useful from the point of view of people on the ground who need precisely this type of information to enhance their work. Congratulations, I'm truly impressed by the accessibility, thoughtfulness and inclusiveness of your work here." -Karyn Kaplan, HIV Program Coordinator, The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)