The Silent Emergency: HIV/AIDS in Conflicts and Disasters

Conference Reports
UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development
21 p.

On 2nd June 1999, a one day seminar, "Silent Emergency: HIV/AIDS in Conflicts and Disasters", was held in London. It aimed to: - Outline the combined impact of emergency situations and HIV/AIDS. - Identify the factors in emergency situations which increase vulnerability to HIV and augment discrimination against people affected by HIV/AIDS. - Develop awareness of existing policy and practice in emergency programmes that aim to prevent the spread of HIV and mitigate its impact, and to identify gaps. - Enable participating organisations to explore future implications for their own policy and practice regarding HIV/AIDS and emergencies.

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