Asian Immigrants in North America with HIV/AIDS

Stigma, Vulnerabilities and Human Rights

  • AKM Ahsan Ullah
  • Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
    Pages 1-24
  3. AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
    Pages 25-49
  4. AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
    Pages 51-79
  5. AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
    Pages 81-110
  6. AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
    Pages 111-131
  7. AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
    Pages 133-151
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 153-198

About this book


This book explores a number of issues related to the stigma arising from HIV/AIDS infection, perceived or actual discrimination from the community and society, and the extent of vulnerabilities for infected Asian refugees and immigrants. It assesses the health care and treatment regimen for HIV/AIDS accessed by immigrants and refugee claimants in North America, including treatments offered by the health-care system and ethnic communities, and their perceptions and biases relating to HIV/AIDS issues. On another level, the book identifies the ways in which HIV-sufferer immigrants and refugees/refugee claimants from Asia are vulnerable to discrimination due to 1) lack of information about HIV/AIDS incidence in the community; 2) inability of the health system to respond appropriately; and 3) the community’s need for introspection on their own health issues. This book reveals the dynamics that influence choice, behavior, and lifestyle of HIV sufferer immigrants, adds to the existing knowledge about refugees and migrants, and proposes a unified theory of discrimination and stigmatization within the context of human rights. In addition, the book presents a number of policy recommendations based on empirical findings with a view to helping reshape polices regarding refugee HIV sufferers and their social ramifications. This book will be of interest to researchers and students in any field from social sciences, health and psychology, as well as practitioners in the field of development and public policy. The book will be beneficial to policy formulators and implementers engaged in addressing the serious threat emanating from the HIV/AIDS pandemic.


Asian Refugees and HIV/AIDs Asian immigrants and HIV/AIDs Asian refugees in North America Asian refugess in Canada Canadian healthcare system and HIV/AIDs Discussions and Policy Implications for HIV/AIDs Dynamics of vulnerabilities and Resilience and HIV/AIDs Ethnic Communities in Canada Goffman's stigma theory and HIV/AIDs HIV/AIDS among asian immigrants in Canada HIV/AIDS among asian refugees in Canada HIV/AIDs Stigmatization in Canada HIV/AIDs among asian immigrants in North America HIV/AIDs among asian refugees in North America HIV/AIDs discrimination in Canada Health policies in Canada Health policies in North America Hierarchies of Discrimination, Xenophobia and Human Rights Human Rights in Canada Intersections of Immigrants/Refugees and HIV/AIDS Refugees, Immigrants and HIV/AIDS

Authors and affiliations

  • AKM Ahsan Ullah
    • 1
  • Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
    • 2
  1. 1.Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)Bandar Seri BegawanBrunei Darussalam
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-118-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-119-0
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