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Rethinking AIDS Prevention Learning from Successes in Developing Countries

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ISBN-10: 0865693161

ISBN-13: 9780865693166

Edition: 2003

Authors: Edward C. Green

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This is not another book about how AIDS is out of control in Africa and Third World nations, or one complaining about the inadequacy of secured funds to fight the pandemic. The author looks objectively at countries that have succeeded in reducing HIV infection rates...along with a worrisome flip side to the progress. The largely medical solutions funded by major donors have had little impact in Africa, the continent hardest hit by AIDS. Instead, relatively simple, low-cost behavioral change programs--stressing increased monogamy and delayed sexual activity for young people--have made the greatest headway in fighting or preventing the disease's spread. Ugandans pioneered these simple,…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 392
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Edward C. Green is a senior research scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard AIDS Prevention Research Project at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. He is the author of numerous books, edited volumes, and academic articles, including the seminal Rethinking AIDS Prevention: Learning from Successes in Developing Countries (Praeger, 2003) and AIDS, Behavior, and Culture: Understanding Evidence-Based Prevention (with Allison Herling Ruark, Left Coast, 2011). He has also published books and articles about indigenous knowledge and behaviors related to medicine and healing.

Abbreviations and Acronyms
Why Do We Need to Rethink AIDS Prevention?
Western Approaches to AIDS Prevention in Developing Countries
"Behavior Change" and the Problem of Ethnocentrism
Questioning Condoms
The ARV Issue
Indigenous Approaches to AIDS Prevention in Developing Countries
What Can We Learn from Uganda?
Some Other African Success Stories
What Can We Learn from Jamaica?
What Can We Learn from Thailand?
Common Factors in Success
Conclusion: New Paradigms for AIDS Prevention Programs