Learning from HIV and AIDS

Learning from HIV and AIDS

by George Ellison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521808669

ISBN-13: 9780521808668

Pub. Date: 11/30/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This study brings together health-care professionals and scholars from a variety of disciplines who seek to understand, and prevent, the transmission of HIV. The biological and social factors concerned with the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS has resulted in dedicated research from each of the disciplines and provided unique insights into the disease. By assembling…  See more details below

Overview

This study brings together health-care professionals and scholars from a variety of disciplines who seek to understand, and prevent, the transmission of HIV. The biological and social factors concerned with the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS has resulted in dedicated research from each of the disciplines and provided unique insights into the disease. By assembling their insights in one multidisciplinary volume, this book provides a more complete picture of the complex disease, and demonstrates why preventing the spread of HIV will require interdisciplinary collaboration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521808668
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2003
Series:
Biosocial Society Symposium Series, #15
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Foreword
1Introduction. Learning from HIV and AIDS: from multidisciplinary to interdisciplinarity1
2HIV and the evolution of infectious diseases32
3The epidemiology of HIV/AIDS: contributions to infectious disease epidemiology59
4The influence of HIV/AIDS on demography and demographic research88
5What have clinicians learnt from working with HIV/AIDS? A medical perspective from London111
6How has the HIV/AIDS pandemic contributed to our understanding of behaviour change and health promotion?148
7Anthropological reflections on HIV prevention strategies: the case for targeting London's backrooms178
8An absence of anthropology: critical reflections on anthropology and AIDS policy and practice in Africa210
9A disaster with no name: the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the limits of governance238
10Postscript: reflections on HIV/AIDS and history268
Country index293
Subject index295

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