Young African Londoners affected by HIV : making sense of rights

Chinouya, Martha and O'Keefe, Eileen (2004) Young African Londoners affected by HIV : making sense of rights. In: Human rights, equality and health. Nuffield Trust, London, pp. 34-40. ISBN 1902089960

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Abstract

This paper examines how young black migrant African Londoners affected by HIV/AIDS make sense of the language of rights. The paper is based on a survey and interviews with African adults infected with HIV and interviews with their HIV affected children (Chinouya 2002a). Results show tensions for children between having rights and having respect for adults, family and community. Children varied widely about wanting ‘rights’. However, many said that they did want HIV related information and decision-making capacity, accorded by rights artefacts. Although a majority of the parents believe that children should be informed about how HIV affects them, few of the children had had their information rights upheld.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Public Health and Wellbeing
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2010 13:51
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2191

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