Vulnerabilities, impacts and responses to HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa [electronic resource] /
edited by Getnet Tadele, Associate Professor, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and Helmut Kloos, Research Associate, University of California, USA.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
xiv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
1137009942 (hbk.), 9781137009944 (hbk.)
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Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
1137009942 (hbk.)
9781137009944 (hbk.)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Getnet Tadele is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. His research interests are in child and adolescent issues, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and other health problems. Helmut Kloos was Associate Professor at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Since his retirement he has continued his lifelong research interest in African health problems and mentoring of Ethiopian students. His recent publications include articles on accessibility of HIV/AIDS services, HIV risk, and annual bibliographic updates of HIV/AIDS research in Ethiopia.
Review Quotes
'This book provides a wealth of fine grained detail about the unfolding HIV/AIDS epidemic and the expanding interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa, and particularly in eastern and southern Africa. Most HIV prevention programmes in Africa have failed because biomedically orientated actors have failed to adequately address the social, cultural, economic and political context of HIV/AIDS and human sexuality, disease impacts and interventions. This book goes some way to addressing that gap and provides new and relevant information for health planners, administrators, students and researchers, thus representing a major achievement by the ten authors and two editors.' - Anne Scott, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
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Long Description
Almost four decades since AIDS was first reported in Africa, the epidemic has reached a watershed moment where progress in prevention, care and support programs confronts intransigent socioeconomic and gender rights barriers and emerging funding uncertainties. While there are grounds for cautious optimism that the incidence of HIV infections and AIDS-related mortality can be further reduced, they cannot, by themselves, end the epidemic. This will require overcoming gendered inequalities, HIV stigma and neglect of high-risk youth and socially peripheralized groups.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tablesp. vii
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Notes on Contributorsp. x
List of Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. xiii
Contextualizing HIV/AIDS
Introductionp. 3
Contextualizing HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Link with Tradition, Religion, and Culturep. 25
Gender Inequalities, Power Relations, and HIV/AIDS: Exploring the Interfacep. 46
Youth Sexuality and HIV/AIDS: Issues and Contentionsp. 62
Food Insecurity, Poverty, and HIV/AIDSp. 84
Impacts and Responses to HIV/AIDS
Socioeconomic and Psychosocial Impacts of HIV/AIDS and Responses at Different Levels of Societyp. 107
HIV/AIDS and the Mining and Commercial Agricultural Sectors in Southern Africap. 127
Access to Treatment, Care, Support, and Prevention Servicesp. 143
Care and Support for AIDS Orphansp. 174
Mainstreaming HIV Interventions into Education Systemsp. 196
Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Prevention Programsp. 212
Ethical Issues in HIV/AIDS Biomedical Researchp. 232
Conclusionp. 253
Indexp. 262
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