Community Responses to HIV and AIDS
This brief examines community responses to HIV and AIDS in eight countries/regions, including Brazil, Kenya, India, Congo and Haiti. It finds that extended families are often assuming overwhelming burdens in response to AIDS, with the support of community organizations. Research findings suggest that connections across communities that enable people to survive and cope urgently need 'vertical' links to national and global resources to sustain and transform lives. It concludes with lessons and implications for policy.
© 2009 United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)