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Across Africa, HIV/AIDS is slowly killing millions of people in the prime of their lives, weakening state structures, deepening poverty and reversing the gains in life expectancy achieved over the past century. Although many who study the dynamics of Africas AIDS crisis accept that, to some degree, its entrenchment is a socially produced phenomenon, few have examined how the course and intensity of the epidemic have been affected by the continents ubiquitous poverty, the impact of the pervasive structural adjustment programmes or Africas marginalization in the process of globalization until now.

This book explores the socio-economic context of Africas vulnerability to HIV/AIDS as well as assessing the politics of domestic and global response. Using primary and secondary data, it charts the power relations driving Africas HIV/AIDS epidemic, frustrating the possibility of alleviation and recovery as well as working to relegate the continent to a bleak and vulnerable future. In this sense, the book marks a radical departure by providing a comprehensive analysis of Africas vulnerability to AIDS and the challenges confronting policy makers as they seek to reverse its escalating prevalence on the continent.

AIDS in Africa is an immensely valuable introduction to the greatest pandemic facing the world today.

Synopsis:

This book explores the socio-economic context of Africas vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and assesses the politics of domestic and global response. It charts the power relations driving Africas HIV/AIDS epidemic, frustrating the possibility of alleviation and recovery as well as working to relegate the continent to a bleak and vulnerable future.

About the Author

N.Poku, Director of Research, Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa

Table of Contents

Figures, Tables and Boxes.

Acronyms and Abbreviations.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction: Africa's AIDS Crisis in Context.

1. Stagnation, Decline and Vulnerability: A Brief History of Post-colonial Africa.

2. Understanding the Dynamics of HIV/AIDS in Africa.

3. The Social-Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS.

4. The Challenge of Scaling up HIV/AIDS Treatment Programmes in Africa.

5. Community-Based Strategies: Lessons from Below.

6. Setting Priorities for Confronting HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Glossary.

Notes.

References.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745631592
Author:
Poku, Nana K., Professor
Publisher:
Polity Press
Author:
Poku, Nana
Author:
Poku, Nana K.
Subject:
Health Care Issues
Subject:
AIDS (Disease)
Subject:
Diseases - AIDS & HIV
Subject:
Medical policy
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
AIDS (Disease) -- Africa.
Subject:
AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Subject:
Comparative politics
Copyright:
Publication Date:
November 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.44x5.58x.60 in. .70 lbs.

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