[Tagging] HIV and support facilities tagging scheme!

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 15:27:43 UTC 2021

Re: hiv:medicine=yes

It might be clearer to use hiv:medication= to describe whether medications
are dispensed.

— Joseph Eisenberg

On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 5:32 AM Mikko Tamura <mikko.tamura at gmail.com> wrote:

> Greetings everyone! We would like to sought for your feedback,
> suggestions, and thoughts on tagging features on OSM specifically on HIV
> and support facilities. Currently, MapBeks is moving forward in validating
> the collated data that we have collected and would be putting it on OSM so
> that we can create webmaps for the lgbt and plhiv communities here.
> So just a quick background, we were able to upload half of our facilities
> last year with the very extensive tagging system using combinations from
> the Healthcare 2.0 proposal such as health_service:test=yes, etc. So pretty
> much our scheme before was:
> So based on some discussions with other OSM peepz. we have proceeded in
> changing our old scheme to a slightly easier way:
> 1. instead of tagging disease:hiv=yes we used a new one as suggest by
> Joseph Eisenberg - since hiv is really not a virus and there was a bad
> connotation on the term diseased or disease we therefore moved our edits to
> using *infection:hiv=yees*
> *2. * One problem we faced is that we have 3 types of hiv services here
> identified: 1. treatment and inpatient care 2. dispensing of medicines and
> 3. hiv testing and counselling  - for this we think we can differentiate
> the features through the following tags: *hiv:test =yes* (for testing
> availability); *hiv:medicine=yes* (for dispensing of meds); and
> *hiv:inpatient=yes* (for patients that can stay in a facility due to
> complications brought by hiv).
> 3. Second concern would be the way it would be tagged. previously we added
> the tag within the hospital grounds or where there is the amenity=hospital
> or amenity=clinic or healthcare=laboratory is. But this can be problematic
> in the case where the feature can get mixed up with other details like
> contact information or schedules. Usually as well the HIV facility is a
> separate private room or office. So we thought of using the *amenity=doctors
> or amenity=clinic *(specially if it is its own building or couple of
> room).
> 4. Lastly, the tagging convention for social facilities use the term
> diseased. We do feel that there might be a negative connotation as well for
> this thus we hope to propose an additional tag specifically for the persons
> living with hiv community (plhiv) such as *social_facility:for=plhiv* or
> possibly extend it for other purposes as well such as other services that
> provide opportunities for the marginalized communities. such as
> office:for=plhiv, etc.
> I am very excited for your feedback and you may also visit our
> documentation wiki at:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/HIV_Facilities_Tagging_(MapBeks)#Tagging_scheme_for_HIV_facilities
> Thank you and have a wonderful day!
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