Transforming HIV Prevention & Care for Marginalised Populations: using information & communication technologies (ICTs) in community-based & led approaches

Walsh, Christopher S. (2015) Transforming HIV Prevention & Care for Marginalised Populations: using information & communication technologies (ICTs) in community-based & led approaches. Digital Culture & Education.

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Abstract

[Extract] Information and communication technology (ICT) is transforming community-based and community-led HIV prevention and care services for gay men, other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people. This book celebrates and shares crucial work of frontline HIV workers, activists, researchers and educators whom are using innovative ICT. The book builds on, and extends the work included in two earlier issues of Digital Culture & Education (DCE), entitled 'Prevention is a solution: Building the HIVe'(Singh and Walsh, 2012) and 'Innovative programmatic approaches to HIV prevention and care services for gay men, other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender persons using information and communication technology (ICT)'(Adams, Klindera, Walsh and Wolf, 2014). It also includes three additional articles published by the journal.

Research Statement

Research Background Information and communication technologies (ICTs) offer powerful tools to reach and engage marginalised individuals in HIV prevention and care. This book provides a compilation of strategies for how best to reach and engage gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender persons around the world, people who have historically been excluded from many of these efforts.
Research Contribution This book, Transforming HIV Prevention and Care for Marginalized Populations: Using Information and Communication Technologies in Community-Based and Led Approaches brings together researchers, practitioners and activists to describe how to harness ICT to reach and engage MSM and transgender persons.
Research Significance The programs described in this book cover the globe with chapters focusing on HIV prevention and care programs in over 20 countries; some of them reaching into multiple countries to engage those in need. A wide range of technologies are described including internet outreach and chatrooms in Cameroon (Chapter 3), cyber educators in Central America (Chapter 14), YouTube (Chapter 10), social networking sites (Chapters 4, 5, and 9), instant messaging (Chapter 8), open distance flexible learning (Chapter 6) and online mobile platforms specifically designed for MSM and transgender persons (Chapter 12), just to name a few. Many of the authors—frontline workers themselves—discuss the ability of these tools to not only address knowledge and skills but also address social and structural barriers to HIV prevention and care.
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Item Type: Book (Edited)
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Transforming HIV prevention & care for marginalised populations: Using information & communication technologies (ICTs) in community-based & led approaches by Christopher S Walsh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 02:00
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130101 Continuing and Community Education @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies @ 100%
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