|Comparative Analysis: Research Studies from India and Uganda - HIV and AIDS-related Discrimination, Stigmatization and Denial (UNAIDS, 2000, 43 p.)|
The studies described here could not have been undertaken without the support and commitment of many people. Anne Malcolm was responsible for conducting much of the literature review that sets the scene for the comparative analysis. Special thanks should go to the Principal Investigators and their teams. In India, these are Dr Shalini Bharat (Principal Investigator) and Pravina Kukade, Paromita Roy, Shubhangi Panhalkar, Savio Das in Mumbai, and Chitra Dhananjay, A.R. Subbarathna, M.B. Sudha, Sanjay Govindraj and Mr Theodore in Bangalore. In Uganda, these were Sophia Mukasa Moniko (Principal Investigator), Erasmus Otolok Tanga and Augustus Nuwagaba. Technical support was provided by both Miriam Maluwa and Purnima Mane; all the publishing aspects were coordinated by Andrea Verwohlt; and administrative support was given by Elizabeth Matt, Veronique Arbogast and Paula Soper (UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland). Paula Hassett and Helen Thomas provided support in London, UK.
Last but not least, thanks go to the women and men living with HIV/AIDS, their families, lovers and friends who took the time to talk courageously and openly about their experiences. It is only through their testimonies and accounts that we can begin to understand HIV/AIDS-related stigmatization and discrimination. It is to them and to future generations that this study is dedicated.