Asian Immigrants in North America with HIV/AIDS

Stigma, Vulnerabilities and Human Rights

Authors: Ullah, AKM Ahsan, Huque, Ahmed Shafiqul

  • Extends the stigma theory of Goffman
  • Points out gaps and weaknesses in existing health policies and practices in North America
  • Introduces new knowledge on human rights, stigmatization, xenophobia and vulnerabilities
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About this book

This book explores a number of issues related to the stigma arising from HIV/AIDS infection, perceived or actual discrimination from the community and society and the extent of vulnerabilities for infected Asian refugees and immigrants. It assesses the health care and treatment regimen for HIV/AIDS accessed by immigrants and refugee claimants in North America, including treatments offered by the health-care system and ethnic communities and their perceptions and biases relating to HIV/AIDS issues. On another level, the book identifies the ways in which HIV-sufferer immigrants and refugees/refugee claimants from Asia are vulnerable to discrimination due to 1) lack of information about HIV/AIDS incidence in the community; 2) inability of the health system to respond appropriately; and 3) the community’s need for introspection on their own health issues. This book reveals the dynamics that influence choice, behavior and lifestyle of HIV sufferer immigrants, adds to the existing knowledge about refugees and migrants and proposes a unified theory of discrimination and stigmatization within the context of human rights. In addition, the book presents a number of policy recommendations based on empirical findings with a view to helping reshape polices regarding refugee HIV sufferers and their social ramifications. This book will be of interest to researchers and students in any field from social sciences, health and psychology, as well as practitioners in the field of development and public policy. The book will be beneficial to policy formulators and implementers engaged in addressing the serious threat emanating from the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

About the authors

AKM Ahsan Ullah is Associate Professor of population studies/migration and demographics at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Dr Ullah has extensively contributed to national and international refereed journals. He contributed chapters to a number of books and published a number of books on migration, refugee and development studies. He taught and researched in Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East and North America.

Ahmed Shafiqul Huque is Chair and Professor in the Department of Political Science at Mcmaster University, Canada. Professor Huque's research interests are in public administration and management, public policy, development and governance in developing countries. He has published twelve books and numerous research articles in leading international journals.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Refugees, Immigrants and HIV/AIDS

    Ullah, AKM Ahsan (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Understanding and Exploring HIV/AIDS and Discrimination

    Ullah, AKM Ahsan (et al.)

    Pages 25-49

  • Poverty, Migrants and HIV/AIDS in Canada

    Ullah, AKM Ahsan (et al.)

    Pages 51-79

  • Discrimination, Xenophobia and Stigmatization

    Ullah, AKM Ahsan (et al.)

    Pages 81-110

  • Vulnerability and Resilience in Living with HIV/AIDS

    Ullah, AKM Ahsan (et al.)

    Pages 111-131

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-287-119-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-287-118-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 27, 2016
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1374-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Asian Immigrants in North America with HIV/AIDS
Book Subtitle
Stigma, Vulnerabilities and Human Rights
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-119-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-119-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-118-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1374-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 198
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations
Topics