This book explores the socio-economic context of Africasvulnerability to HIV/AIDS as well as assessing the politics ofdomestic and global response. Using primary and secondary data, itcharts the power relations driving Africas HIV/AIDS epidemic,frustrating the possibility of alleviation and recovery as well asworking to relegate the continent to a bleak and vulnerable future.In this sense, the book marks a radical departure by providing acomprehensive analysis of Africas vulnerability to AIDS and thechallenges confronting policy makers as they seek to reverse itsescalating prevalence on the continent.
AIDS in Africa is an immensely valuable introduction to thegreatest pandemic facing the world today.
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Table of ContentsFigures, Tables and Boxes.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Introduction: Africa's AIDS Crisis in Context.
1. Stagnation, Decline and Vulnerability: A Brief History ofPost-colonial Africa.
2. Understanding the Dynamics of HIV/AIDS in Africa.
3. The Social-Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS.
4. The Challenge of Scaling up HIV/AIDS Treatment Programmes inAfrica.
5. Community-Based Strategies: Lessons from Below.
6. Setting Priorities for Confronting HIV/AIDS in Africa.