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Teachers Without Borders respects the extraordinary work of AIDS educators, doctors, and government agencies in Uganda. One oftheir particular strengths is the A-B-C approach (A: abstinence; B: be faithful; C: condoms) , but only when incorporated into a comprehensive program - at all levels ofsociety - of support for stemming the tide of HIV-AIDS. We understand some of the inconsistencies in the educational program, but see them more asproblems of execution, correct context, follow-through, and support, i.e. the delivery of the message. We support the inherent value ofabstinence, being faithful, and using condoms.

The key, however, in terms of the education community, is the incorporation of A-B-C principles into other programs supportingyoung people's self-esteem and integrity, civil rights, the protection of girls and support for their general education, and a growing set of circlesof capacity in each community - in health, in sanitation, in the quality of life, in economic opportunity, and in political freedoms and rights.

Furthermore, Teachers Without Borders' own research has led us to the conclusion that testing must be pervasive and frequent and confidential . Many AIDS analysts assert that testing must be required "at three specificmoments in a person's life: at marriage, before childbirth, and upon any visit to a hospital. At these moments (and, we hope, others), public healthcriteria legitimately take priority over the desire of the individual." ( New York Times , February 10, 2004: "A Global Battle's Missing Weapon."). Clearly, Teachers Without Borders promotesthe right to privacy and the freedom of the individual. However, in light of the AIDS pandemic, some sacrifices need to be made.

Once again, testing must be pervasive - testing across age, economic, geographic, and social strata of societly. Testing must be frequent - even faithful, monogamous couples can be H.I.V. "discordant" in which one of the partners in the marriage wasinfected and the other, not, by a previous partner. The virus incubates for approximately eight years. Finally, testing must be confidential.

We view HIV-AIDS as a societal, as well as medical epidemic, and so work to promote education on HIV-AIDS, along with anenhanced general education. We also support international agencies and local NGOs in their attempts to improve the infrastructure of informationsharing, medical facilities for treatment and other viable and quantifiable programs on prevention including those programs that mayadvocate condom distribution.

Teachers Without Borders works to close the education divide and to respect the hearts and minds of all. HIV-positive people must NOT be stigmatized. We welcome the ranks of HIV-positive persons into the ranks of our organization and dependupon them - as we do everyone of good intention - to work on behalf of education.

It is our policy to work with all sectors in the battle against HIV-AIDS, provided their work does not conflict with empiricalevidence on both treatment and prevention best practices. Furthermore, we shall not work with agencies who stigmatize HIV-infected and affectedpeople.

There is a window of hope available to us, through education. In fact, a fascinating article, A Window of Hope, describes thesituation we are in today:

Window of Hope


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Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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