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HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa Politics, Aid and Globalization

ISBN-10: 0230221424

ISBN-13: 9780230221420

Edition: 2011

Authors: Adrian Flint

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HIV/AIDS in Africa is heavily politicized and governments, policy makers and NGOs face a series of political dilemmas where responses to the problem of HIV/AIDS in Africa is concerned. This book focuses on the political issues that are associated with the pandemic and the political contexts in which the issue must be addressed.
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Book details

List price: $105.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 1/28/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 211
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of Tables and Maps
Acknowledgements
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction
Is Africa a special case?
Political leadership and HIV/AIDS
Too much or too little? International responses
Gender and HIV/AIDS
Traditional medicine
Profiting from misery?
The politics of prevention
The politics and governance of HIV/AIDS
Sex and Disease: A Historical Perspective
Africa's lack of healthcare infrastructure
Communicable diseases become diseases of poverty
Communicable disease, paternalism and control
The discourse of sex and disease in Africa
A precursor to HIV/AIDS discourse: Syphilis in colonial Africa
Conclusion
The Origins of HIV/AIDS
A new disease
'Plague' and the language of HIV/AIDS
A 'gay plague'
Locating the origins of HIV
Human agency and the origins of the virus
Charting the African pandemic
Conclusion
Gender, Violence and the Spread of HIV/AIDS
The interface between gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS
Problematizing gender-based violence
Politicizing HIV/AIDS and gender
Masculinity and the imposition of gender hierarchies
Conclusion
Policymaking, Dissidents and Denialists
Questioning scientific 'dogma'
The dissidents and their views
A case for censorship?
Thabo Mbeki's right to dissent
The harm principle
Conclusion
Traditional Medicine and the Politics of the 'Witchcraft Paradigm'
Engaging with traditional medicine
Towards an African view of disease
Further social functions of the 'witchcraft paradigm'
The role of traditional healers
Efficacy of traditional medicine
Bringing traditional healers and traditional medicine on side
Conclusion
The International Response: Multilateral and Unilateral Approaches
PEPFAR, MAP and the Global Fund
Quantifying the efficacy of PEPFAR
Framing HIV/AIDS as a security threat: The Clinton administration
Framing HIV/AIDS as a moral crusade: The Bush Administration
PEPFAR under the Obama administration
HIV/AIDS: A cause c�l�bre?
Conclusion
Morality, Behavioural Change and the Search for a 'Social Vaccine'
Healthcare provision by faith-based groups
Faith-based organizations and the fight against HIV/AIDS
Behavioural change versus risk reduction
The 'Ugandan miracle'
Analysing the extent of behavioural change in Uganda
Gender hierarchies, behavioural change and risk reduction
Conclusion
Governance, the International Trading System and Access to Antiretrovirals
Big Pharma, profits and the poor
Drug prices and universal access to ARVs
Protecting intellectual property rights
Big Pharma's role in shaping TRIPS
The Big Pharma perspective: Innovation and research and development
Making use of loopholes: TRIPS and compulsory licensing
Big Pharma's role in shaping the US TRIPS-plus agenda
Big Pharma and the US undermine TRIPS flexiblities
The accessibility of second-line therapies
Conclusion
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index