Women, Poverty, and AIDS: Sex, Drugs and Structural Violence

Women, Poverty, and AIDS: Sex, Drugs and Structural Violence

Hardback Series in Health and Social Justice

Edited by M.D. Paul Farmer, Edited by Margaret Connors, Edited by Janie Simmons

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  • Publisher: Common Courage Press
  • Format: Hardback | 525 pages
  • Publication date: 31 January 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1567513476
  • ISBN 13: 9781567513479
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd

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"Moving beyond a simple biomedical model, this book compels us to view AIDS in women in a wholly new way, as an inescapable even in lives devalued by the forces of poverty, racism and sexism. This extraordinary multidisciplinary effort should serve as the guidebook for those who want to understand how AIDS has become a leading killer of young women in a mere decade."--Deborah Cotton, M.D.This second edition of the groundbreaking "Women, Poverty and AIDS" reviews the massive epidemic sweeping Sub-Saharan Africa and many other parts of the Third World. As Dr. Joia Mukherjee reveals, the unfolding tragedy is a double one: drugs could be saving lives but are made unavailable while millions die.

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Paul Farmer is Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard medical School and Founding Director of Partners in Health. The subject of a just released biography by Tracy Kidder, Farmer is the author of The Uses of Haiti, Infections and Inequalities, and AIDS and Accusation. Greg Bates is Publisher at Common Courage Press.