AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean by George Clement Bond, John Kreniske, Ida Susser, Joan Vincent

By George Clement Bond, John Kreniske, Ida Susser, Joan Vincent

This e-book deals unique ethnographic reviews from Africa and the Caribbean to give an explanation for AIDS in an international and comparative third-world context. The essays movement past clinical or epidemiological versions, explaining the epidemic in its monetary, social, political, and historical contexts.

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And me there Angolan sex workers &welinground the markets, too, as there me in the Gambia (Pickering, Todd, Dunn et al. 19921, creating yet another link between communities, and urban and rural areas? 18 Anne V, Akeroyd Not all men moving within and between countries are truckers and traders, and , cIients of Gambian prostitutes in the Medical Reseach Council labor ~ g a n t sThe project were of vasied national origins, were mobile, and were distributed across the class and occupational spectrum.

22. Apart from problems of estimating cash income in a farming community, the skeptical anthropologist wonders how much the women knew about their husbands' income. Other important risk factors included young age at first pregnancy, low gravidity, cigarette smoking, and history of oral contraceptive use, as well as STDs and multiple sexual partners. This study produced a new and disturbing finding, that male circumcision is a risk factor for women, contrary to the more common conclusion that circumcision appears to have a protective effect (Bwayo, Plummer, Omari, et al.

Two were urban &lienetwork a m n g members of the ssrla~risttin pubfie rce, one fethni~allyheterogeneous) based on friendships begun e other (ethnically homogeneous and including some related pople) based on secondary school attendance; and these networks wen; also sexlinked (Qbbo X993a and b). g. allowance is provided by the state or c Zambia and Malawi, HIV-infected persons who lose their jobs, their spouses, and their children may find themselves homeless. Xt may well be that some examples of sick or widowed people going back to the rural meas, usually presented as a personal Sociaclaltural Aspects of AIDS IS choice, actually arise from lack of choice or from eviction, In the colonial period in central A%ia long-tern security and welfare provision w r e ensured by maintaining mral relationships and rights: in the contemporaq era of insmuriQ, so too is the rural safety net vital for many, and coping with MlV/AIDS is no excqtion.

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