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ERIC Number: ED467257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Guidebook for Resettlement Agencies Serving Refugees with HIV/AIDS.
Immigration and Refugee Services of America, Washington, DC.
This publication is intended to help resettlement agencies prepare for and provide care to refugees who are living with HIV/AIDS. Steps that agencies can take in the months before arrival include the following: identify Ryan White Care providers and services available in the community, establish partnerships with Ryan White Care Act providers, complete pre-arrival paperwork, prepare the staff, gather information on the client, review any HIV-related laws in the state, and revise and implement administrative and management policies to reflect state laws. Steps to take upon arrival of the refugees include the following: educate the client, request authorization for release of confidential HIV information to families and agencies, complete the initial medical screening, report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and visit the local AIDS case management agency. Steps to take after arrival include the following: schedule ongoing training opportunities for staff, monitor the delivery of AIDS services, and continue education for anchor relatives and family members. The publication also contains information on such issues as these: training topics, partner notification in New York State, confidentiality, special considerations for family reunion cases, and basic facts about HIV/AIDS. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (SM)
Immigration and Refugee Services of America, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-797-2105; Fax: 202-347-2460; e-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Immigration and Refugee Services of America, Washington, DC.