About the Book
Though new HIV infections have declined in the last decade, over 2 million are currently living with HIV/AIDS in India. Public health approach refers to what and how we, as a society, think and do collectively to assure the conditions for HIV infected and affected people to be healthy. Intended for social sciences and medical researchers, the book HIV/AIDS in India is a collection of articles illustrating national policies and programs, involvement of Institutions of higher learning in training and mentoring of HIV/AIDS counselors, counselors’ efforts to enhance HIV testing and adherence, NGO involvement and the multifarious ways in which psychologists can contribute to the HIV prevention and care continuum. The strength of the book lies in its uniquely connecting the various dots in the HIV/AIDS puzzle to deduce meaningful strategies.
About the Authors
Prof. Sibnath Deb is a senior faculty in the Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry and Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Prof. Deb is a prolific writer with more than 100 research papers and eight books to his credit. His current research interests include child safety and protection, students’ mental health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and qualitative research, and monitoring and evaluation of intervention program.
Prof. Archana Shukla is a senior faculty in the Department of Psychology, Lucknow University, Lucknow and Faculty-In-Charge of Saksham Project looking after HIV/AIDS counseling training and supervision in UP, Uttrakhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. She is a practising Clinical Psychologist, a teacher, researcher and an inspiring trainer. Her current research interests include counseling, prevention of suicidal ideation, stress management, CBT, REBT, wellness and happiness.