HIV and AIDS: A Global View

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The tragedies arising from HIV and AIDS are problems faced on every continent in the world. Case studies of carefully selected countries, representative of every region of the world, are presented in this unique volume. Students, teachers, and researchers can make cross-cultural comparisons to discover how the problem is viewed in different countries, how the problem is changing, what kinds of research is being conducted worldwide to find appropriate interventions for the problem and other details of how this disease affects different societies.

Each chapter is divided into similar subsections including the history of HIV and AIDS, the prevalence of HIV and AIDS, public and political views of the problem, and preventative measures. Readers can choose one or more of these aspects and compare how each differs from country to country. Here they will find that perceptions of the problem and the perceptions of degree to which people are taking preventative measures against the disease does not always reflect the reality. This worldview will help students and scholars to think critically about how building a better understanding of how a specific social issue is viewed and handled worldwide can help build a better world community.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313314032
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/2001
  • Series: A World View of Social Issues Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

KAREN MCELRATH is a reader in Sociology and Social Policy, Queen's University, Belfast.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
1 Australia 1
2 Brazil 17
3 Central and Eastern Europe 41
4 China 69
5 Haiti 87
6 Ireland 97
7 Kenya and Uganda 115
8 Mexico 137
9 The Netherlands 159
10 Spain 183
11 Sub-Saharan Africa 201
12 Switzerland 219
13 United Kingdom 235
14 United States 253
Index 273
About the Contributors 285
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