The African Aids Epidemic: A History

The African Aids Epidemic: A History

by John Iliffe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0852558902

ISBN-13: 9780852558904

Pub. Date: 01/24/2006

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited

This book is aimed initially at students who want to study the history of the Aids epidemic but who currently have no starting point from which to enter the vast and often technical literature. Other readers will also find it a helpful introduction to a subject of immense contemporary importance. This book explains the origins and nature of the virus and the unique…  See more details below

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This book is aimed initially at students who want to study the history of the Aids epidemic but who currently have no starting point from which to enter the vast and often technical literature. Other readers will also find it a helpful introduction to a subject of immense contemporary importance. This book explains the origins and nature of the virus and the unique epidemic it has caused: the progress of the epidemic across the African continent; the circumstances that have made its impact so severe; the responses of governments, international bodies and NGOs; the moral and political controversies; the effect on households, social systems and economics; the care of the sick and the search for remedies and vaccines; and the impact of antiretroviral treatments. This book uses medical, anthropological and eye-witness sources but assumes no prior knowledge. Professor Iliffe has forty years experience of teaching in Africa and Britain. His books on modern African history are renowned. North America: Ohio U Press; South Africa: Double Storey/Juta

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780852558904
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
01/24/2006
Pages:
224

Table of Contents

1Intentions1
2Origins3
3Epidemic in Western Equatorial Africa10
4The drive to the East19
5The conquest of the South33
6The penetration of the West48
7Causation : a synthesis58
8Responses from above65
9Views from below80
10NGOs & the evolution of care98
11Death & the household112
12The epidemic matures126
13Containment138
14Conclusion158

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