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Rain a fall but di dutty tough

Singleton, Benedict LU (2009) MIDM70 20091
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract (Swedish)
This thesis investigates the main obstacles preventing PLWHA in Jamaica from accessing treatment. Currently the number of PLWHA accessing treatment in Jamaica is lower than would be expected.

This research utilises qualitative data collection methods in order to canvass the views of a broad range of individuals involved in the fight against HIV in Jamaica. These include PLWHA, NGO workers, Civil Servants and academics.

This thesis utilises a model that depicts the choices that individuals make regarding health and treatment as a form of epidemiological citizenship, membership of which provides access to treatment but also causes the loss of many rights and freedoms.

The responses gained during this research reveal that issues of... (More)
This thesis investigates the main obstacles preventing PLWHA in Jamaica from accessing treatment. Currently the number of PLWHA accessing treatment in Jamaica is lower than would be expected.

This research utilises qualitative data collection methods in order to canvass the views of a broad range of individuals involved in the fight against HIV in Jamaica. These include PLWHA, NGO workers, Civil Servants and academics.

This thesis utilises a model that depicts the choices that individuals make regarding health and treatment as a form of epidemiological citizenship, membership of which provides access to treatment but also causes the loss of many rights and freedoms.

The responses gained during this research reveal that issues of stigma, poverty and reproduction all have a negative impact upon the rights of PLWHA. This in turn reduces the incentives to an individual wishing to know their HIV status and engage in active treatment seeking behaviours.

The human rights impact of becoming HIV+ has broader relevance around the world and needs to be addressed by those interested in combating the disease in both Jamaica and elsewhere. (Less)
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author
Singleton, Benedict LU
supervisor
organization
course
MIDM70 20091
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Jamaica, Treatment access, Citizenship, Stigma., Rights, Freedoms, HIV/AIDS
language
English
id
1437249
date added to LUP
2009-08-14 13:26:07
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2011-05-23 07:55:59
@misc{1437249,
  abstract     = {This thesis investigates the main obstacles preventing PLWHA in Jamaica from accessing treatment. Currently the number of PLWHA accessing treatment in Jamaica is lower than would be expected.  

This research utilises qualitative data collection methods in order to canvass the views of a broad range of individuals involved in the fight against HIV in Jamaica. These include PLWHA, NGO workers, Civil Servants and academics.

This thesis utilises a model that depicts the choices that individuals make regarding health and treatment as a form of epidemiological citizenship, membership of which provides access to treatment but also causes the loss of many rights and freedoms.

The responses gained during this research reveal that issues of stigma, poverty and reproduction all have a negative impact upon the rights of PLWHA. This in turn reduces the incentives to an individual wishing to know their HIV status and engage in active treatment seeking behaviours.

The human rights impact of becoming HIV+ has broader relevance around the world and needs to be addressed by those interested in combating the disease in both Jamaica and elsewhere.},
  author       = {Singleton, Benedict},
  keyword      = {Jamaica,Treatment access,Citizenship,Stigma.,Rights,Freedoms,HIV/AIDS},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Rain a fall but di dutty tough},
  year         = {2009},
}