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Title: Utilization patterns of health services by widows living with HIVAids a study in Manipur
Researcher: Kipgen, Jennifer
Guide(s): Yesudian, C A K
Keywords: Health services
Social Work
Upload Date: 29-Aug-2012
University: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Completed Date: 29/03/2012
Abstract: In the field of health service utilization women often fail to avail the inadequate health services available because of gender inequity, lack of knowledge and negotiating power within the family and lack of financial independence. The situation is worse in case of the HIV infected widows. The fear of stigma and discrimination keeps the HIV infected widows away from the healthrelated services made available by government and non-government agencies. The north eastern Indian state of Manipur is considered to be one of the highest concentrations of HIV/AIDS in India. It is the first state in the country to have adopted AIDS policy in 1996 with the formation of the Manipur State AIDS Control Society (MSACS) in 1998, though; no substantial project or steps are being taken up to rehabilitate the HIV/AIDS widows and their children who are the actual victims of this dreaded disease. The existing interventions programme in Manipur is focused on male IDUs, with inadequate focus on women who are infected / affected with HIV/AIDS from their husbands. These make the widows more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. The situation is made even worse, given the current ethnic polarization and the armed conflict situation prevailing in Manipur. Widows are rarely mentioned in the literature on poverty, in public debates on social policy, or even by the women s movement. There is lack of public concern for the deprivation faced by millions of them. With an increasing number affected by HIV/AIDS, it is important to understand the daily challenges they face. Existing theoretical and empirical work had focused on people living with HIV/AIDS (men and women) but studies specifically dealing with HIV infected widows are rare and have not been conducted in India, so far. This largely unexplored area needs to be documented. Hence the present study has sought to understand the utilization pattern and contributing factors related to health service utilization by widows living with HIV/AIDs in Manipur.
Pagination: xxxii, 240p.
Appears in Departments:School of Social Work

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