The Moral Economy of AIDS in South Africa

The Moral Economy of AIDS in South Africa

by Nicoli Nattrass
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521548640

ISBN-13: 9780521548649

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Relatively few people have access to antiretroviral treatment in South Africa. The government justifies this on grounds of affordability, a view that Nicoli Nattrass argues is insulating AIDS policy from social discussion and the possibilities of financing a large scale intervention. Nattrass addresses South Africa's contentious AIDS policy from both an economic and

Overview

Relatively few people have access to antiretroviral treatment in South Africa. The government justifies this on grounds of affordability, a view that Nicoli Nattrass argues is insulating AIDS policy from social discussion and the possibilities of financing a large scale intervention. Nattrass addresses South Africa's contentious AIDS policy from both an economic and ethical perspective. This relevant and accessible work is a valuable resource for readers with an interest in AIDS policy and the social and economic implications of the pandemic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521548649
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Africa Collection
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 1.1 An overview of the book; 1.2 The socio-economic determinants of AIDS in Africa; 1.3 Economic analysis and the development dilemma; 2. AIDS policy in South Africa; 2.1 A History of AIDS policy making in South Africa; 2.2 The moral economy of triage; 3. Mother-to-child transmission prevention in South Africa; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Why South Africa cannot not afford mother-to-child transmission prevention; 3.3 The government's response: a moral economy of triage; 3.4 How many children could be saved from HIV infection?; 4. Expanding an AIDS intervention to include HAART for all who need it; 4.1 The impact of a limited AIDS intervention; 4.2 The impact of HAART; 4.3 The cost of AIDS interventions; 4.4 'Scaling-up' the use of HAART un the public sector; 4.5 HAART or a disability grant?; 5. AIDS, HAART and behaviour change; 5.1 Does HAART lead to riskier sex?; 5.2 Could failure to provide HAART lead to riskier sex?; 5.3 Voluntary counselling and testing and behaviour change; ; 6. AIDS, economic growth and inequality in South Africa; 6.1 Some relevant demographics; 6.2 Modelling the macroeconomic impact of AIDS; 6.3 The impact of AIDS on firms; 6.4 AIDS and inequality in South Africa; 7. Conclusion; 7.1 The moral challenge posed by AIDS for society; 7.2 Alleviating poverty and addressing AIDS; 7.3 Why social deliberation is necessary; Notes; References; Index.

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