The Politics of Prevention: A Global Crisis in AIDS and Education

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AIDS kills over 3 million people every year and nearly 40 million people are infected with HIV worldwide. However, HIV prevention has slipped down the international agenda and meaningful attempts to tackle it are hampered by religious ideology and power struggles.

This book includes moving first person accounts highlighting both the devastating impact that AIDS has on communities and the struggles that families face to access treatment and preventative education and medicine. ...

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Overview

AIDS kills over 3 million people every year and nearly 40 million people are infected with HIV worldwide. However, HIV prevention has slipped down the international agenda and meaningful attempts to tackle it are hampered by religious ideology and power struggles.

This book includes moving first person accounts highlighting both the devastating impact that AIDS has on communities and the struggles that families face to access treatment and preventative education and medicine. The larger issues and trends in the global fight against AIDS are also studied, including the rise of the controversial abstinence-only movement in the US, which is now being exported to Africa.

In response to the unfavorable political climate, those worst affected by the crisis are forming political movements to overcome the inertia in the international community and take truly effective action against AIDS.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745327327
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tania Boler is a leading specialist in HIV and Education. Through her work at ActionAid and in the United Nations, she has pioneered seminal research across Africa, Asia and Latin America.David Archer has over twenty years experience working in international aid. He currently heads ActionAid's education team. A prolific writer and activist, David is widely recognised as one of the world's leading experts in international education.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The Epidemic of Prejudice 7

2 The Impact of Aids on Education 19

3 A Crisis in Education 31

4 The Power of Prevention 46

5 Beyond Prevention 62

6 From Personal to Political 75

7 Religion versus Science 90

8 The Politics of Aid 105

9 The Power of Money 118

10 Concluding Remarks 133

Notes 140

Contact Organisations 155

The Work of ActionAid 157

Index 158

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