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AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty combines the insights of economics and biology to explain the spread of HIV/AIDS and deliver a telling critique of AIDS policy. Drawing on a wealth of scientific evidence, Stillwaggon demonstrates that HIV/AIDS cannot be stopped without understanding the ecology of poverty. Her message is optimistic, with pragmatic solutions to the health problems that promote the spread of HIV/AIDS.
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AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty

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Overview

AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty combines the insights of economics and biology to explain the spread of HIV/AIDS and deliver a telling critique of AIDS policy. Drawing on a wealth of scientific evidence, Stillwaggon demonstrates that HIV/AIDS cannot be stopped without understanding the ecology of poverty. Her message is optimistic, with pragmatic solutions to the health problems that promote the spread of HIV/AIDS.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198037859
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/6/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Eileen Stillwaggon is Associate Professor of Economics at Gettysburg College. Her research includes work in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Argentina, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Lithuania, and on the Ute Reservation in Utah.

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Table of Contents

1 Perspective 3
Pt. I Ecology of disease
2 Biological synergies and disease 31
3 HIV-specific synergies 45
Pt. II Health profiles of developing and transition regions
4 Sub-Saharan Africa : fertile terrain 69
5 Dualism in Latin America and the Caribbean 88
6 The context of HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union 105
Pt. III Derailment of HIV/AIDS research
7 Racial metaphors : interpreting sex and AIDS in Africa 133
8 Individual bias in methodology 158
Pt. IV Consequences
9 HIV/AIDS policies : too little, too late 179
10 Workplace interventions for STD and HIV/AIDS prevention 198
Pt. V Solutions
11 Opportunistic investments for health and human development 211
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