In Australia, indigenous peoples face some of the heaviest burdens of ill health. In particular, indigenous populations face a higher vulnerability to HIV due to a range of factors including stigmatization, structural racism and discrimination and individual/community disempowerment.
According to research of Australian Federation of AIDS Organisation, the cumulative number of HIV diagnoses by the end of 2003 after adjustment for reporting delay was estimated to be 20,580 cases. For the same period, after adjustment for reporting delay, there were 9,380 AIDS cases and 6,372 deaths following AIDS. In comparison, there were 203 HIV notifications among the Indigenous population in the period 1992-2003 and 78 AIDS diagnoses.
Research on HIV/AIDS is extensive, yet specific populations and specific issues relating to HIV/AIDS remain undeveloped. One of these populations is aboriginal peoples, specifically aboriginal peoples living with HIV/AIDS in remote community Australia.
In this presentation, central questions are: What are the risk factors faced by rural aboriginal peoples?, Are rural aboriginal people more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. Finally, discuss what are the risk factors faced by rural aboriginal peoples s what we have to consider for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in the future.
Aim and Target
The purpose of this presentation is to raise awareness of some of the cultural factors of HIV/AIDS which are effect on remote Indigenous communities in Australia faced and are still facing today.
The target of this presentation is university students who are studying about social work and humanitarian. Also, this may target to all Registered Doctors and Nurse, and staff who are working for health services at the remote community in Australia. This presentation may help to develop understanding of the cultural factors of HIV/AIDS on remote communities Australia.
According to this presentation will be able to
1. Identify the...