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From the Publisher"This groundbreaking volume draws on a broad array of methodologies and disciplines to bring into relief the social and economic forces that have made AIDS the leading infectious cause of young adult death globally. Rejecting fashionable explanations of AIDS in Africa, 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 a treasure trove of information – just what many policymakers, epidemiologists, and clinicians need to hear, whether we want to or not. But the book deserves a far wider audience. For ‘any interventions that fail to address the broader issues of African social and economic life,’ as one of this fine volume’s contributors predicts, ‘are bound to fail." Paul Farmer, Harvard Medical School
"This is a thoroughly excellent book, as good as any on offer on the 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 in development planning in Africa - and elsewhere - in NGOs as in governments, 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 landmark among all existing literature addressing the epidemic in Africa. The volume holds near 25 in-depth chapters providing brilliant analysis of the epidemic.” Markku Löytönen, University of Helsinki
"The book is able to cover a vast array of topics that have been previously neglected in academic discourse ... the editors have successfully demonstrated thta HIV/AIDS must be approached in a multidisciplinary fashion in order to understand and eventually stem the spread of this epidemic ... what is refreshing in regard to this work is that the editors have taken an academic and personal approach in their attempts to grasp the influence of this epidemic ... this book can be called both humanistic and sincere." Cambridge University Press
"This book is essential reading, as it tackles the critical arguments...it represents a call to all researchers working with HIV/AIDS to take account...first book that tackles the misperceptions...the collection represents a major contribution."