Hiv and Aids in Africa

Hiv and Aids in Africa

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This book breaks new ground in its approach to HIV/AIDS by addressing issues directly relevant to prevention planning. Douglas Webb traces the complex relations between the virus, the movement of peoples, and traditional sexual behaviour, examining the spread of HIV in the context of `development' and political and structural change in southern Africa, where the HIV pandemic has reached catastrophic proportions. Focusing on the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in southern Africa, Douglas Webb demonstrates that an understanding of precisely how the HIV virus moves socially is crucial for planning appropriate prevention. Through this detailed analysis of the movement of the virus at local and regional level, Webb makes available techniques and conceptual models which allow researchers and policy makers to understand the epidemic and to respond effectively.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 146.05 x 228.6 x 31.75mm | 430.91g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745311253
  • 9780745311258

About Douglas Webb

Frank Gaffikin is Co-Director of the Urban Institute. He has been involved in community development and urban regeneration for a number of years and is the author of several books on the theme of urban regeneration. He is currently carrying out work on the Belfast City Region, Belfast Partnership and the Belfast European Partnership and is doing work with Belfast City Council on economic development. Mike Morrissey was Senior Researcher on The Cost of the Troubles Study and is the Director of the Urban Institute, University of Ulster. Together they have coauthored Northern Ireland's Troubles: The Human Costs and Personal Accounts from Northern Ireland's Troubles: Public Conflict, Private Loss, both available from Pluto Press.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Introduction 1. THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC IN SOUTHERN AFRICA 2. CONCEPTUALISING HIV EPIDEMIOLOGY; THE ACTION OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR THE CONSEQUENCE OF PLACE? 3. THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AIDS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA; THE MACRO-DETERMINANTS 4. THE BEHAVIOURAL CONTEXT OF THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC 5. COMMUNITY RESPONSES TO HIV/AIDS 6. THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIV/AIDS PROGRAMMES Glossary Notes and References Bibliography Indexshow more

Review quote

'A thorough examination of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa with much interesting and useful information' -- Modern African Studiesshow more