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From the Publisher"This groundbreaking volume draws on a broad array of methodologiesand disciplines to bring into relief the social and economic forcesthat have made AIDS the leading infectious cause of young adultdeath globally. Rejecting fashionable explanations of AIDS inAfrica, this book reveals such explanations to be rooted in racism,victim-blaming, disciplinary blindness, and shoddy research.
Meticulously documented, HIV and AIDS in Africa is atreasure trove of information – just what many policymakers,epidemiologists, and clinicians need to hear, whether we want to ornot. But the book deserves a far wider audience. For ‘anyinterventions that fail to address the broader issues of Africansocial and economic life,’ as one of this fine volume’scontributors predicts, ‘are bound to fail." Paul Farmer,Harvard Medical School
"This is a thoroughly excellent book, as good as any on offer onthe current HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa, and a lot better than most... This is a book that needs to be read by all those involved indevelopment planning in Africa - and elsewhere - in NGOs as ingovernments, in the field as well as in the 'corridors of power'."International Development Planning Review
“The new book by Ezekiel Kalipeni et al. is a landmarkamong all existing literature addressing the epidemic in Africa.The volume holds near 25 in-depth chapters providing brilliantanalysis of the epidemic.” Markku Löytönen,University of Helsinki
"The book is able to cover a vast array of topics thathave been previously neglected in academic discourse ... theeditors have successfully demonstrated thta HIV/AIDS must beapproached in a multidisciplinary fashion in order to understandand eventually stem the spread of this epidemic ... what isrefreshing in regard to this work is that the editors have taken anacademic and personal approach in their attempts to grasp theinfluence of this epidemic ... this book can be called bothhumanistic and sincere." Cambridge University Press
"This book is essential reading, as it tackles the criticalarguments...it represents a call to all researchers working withHIV/AIDS to take account...first book that tackles themisperceptions...the collection represents a majorcontribution."