AIDS and Development in Africa: A Social Science Perspective

1st Edition

Kempe Ronald Hope, Sr

Published May 13, 1999
Reference - 246 Pages
ISBN 9780789006387 - CAT# HW13016

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AIDS and Development in Africa: A Social Science Perspective is the first book-length treatment of both the impact of AIDS in Africa and an assessment of intervention strategies in varying cultural situations. Developed from revised selected papers from the nineteenth Southern African Universities Social Science Conference, AIDS and Development in Africa will be of interest to counselors, medical and development practitioners, Africanists, and AIDS researchers. From this book, you will find wide analytical coverage of the issues and country case studies related to the contributory factors and development impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. You will also explore the ability of countries to willingly promote and cope with the pandemic in the context of their different economic circumstances.

Specifically in AIDS and Development in Africa, you will read about:
  • socioeconomic context of AIDS
  • social scientific explanations of the AIDS pandemic in Africa
  • HIV/AIDS and the status of women in Botswana and Swaziland
  • sexual abuse and HIV/AIDS
  • law and HIV/AIDS
  • orphans of the AIDS pandemic
  • media and the African context of social construction
  • human resource development and training in relation to HIV/AIDS in Zambia

    AIDS and Development in Africa uses a multidisciplinary social science perspective in case studies of such countries as Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi, and Zambia to reveal contributory factors and the developmental impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa. This book demonstrates the human consequences of AIDS and the efforts being made by governments, individuals, families, villages, communities, and national government organizations to respond to the pandemic. For example, you will learn about information campaigns and peer education approaches that are successfully increasing transmission awareness and condom use. You will read beyond the usual analysis of demographics and receive much more substantial assessments and analyses of the burden on people, economies, and health care systems of the African countries.

    AIDS and Development in Africa is indispensable to anyone who is involved with HIV/AIDS prevention/intervention in Africa. This comprehensive book provides you with essential and up-to-date research on the many issues surrounding Africa’s HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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