HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa : politics, aid and globalization /

"HIV/AIDS in Africa is heavily politicized and governments, policy makers and NGOs face a series of political dilemmas where responses to the problem of HIV/AIDS in Africa is concerned. This book focuses on the political issues that are associated with the pandemic and the political contexts in...

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Author / Creator:Flint, Adrian.
Imprint:Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Description:xiv, 211 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Subject:AIDS (Disease) -- Government policy -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- Africa South of the Sahara.
HIV Infections -- Africa South of the Sahara.
Public Policy -- Africa South of the Sahara.
Socioeconomic Factors -- Africa South of the Sahara.
AIDS (Disease) -- Government policy.
Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8400824
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ISBN:9780230221420
0230221424
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 176-205) and index.
Summary:"HIV/AIDS in Africa is heavily politicized and governments, policy makers and NGOs face a series of political dilemmas where responses to the problem of HIV/AIDS in Africa is concerned. This book focuses on the political issues that are associated with the pandemic and the political contexts in which the issue must be addressed"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents:
  • List of Tables and Maps
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Is Africa a special case?
  • Political leadership and HIV/AIDS
  • Too much or too little? International responses
  • Gender and HIV/AIDS
  • Traditional medicine
  • Profiting from misery?
  • The politics of prevention
  • The politics and governance of HIV/AIDS
  • Chapter 1. Sex and Disease: A Historical Perspective
  • Africa's lack of healthcare infrastructure
  • Communicable diseases become diseases of poverty
  • Communicable disease, paternalism and control
  • The discourse of sex and disease in Africa
  • A precursor to HIV/AIDS discourse: Syphilis in colonial Africa
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 2. The Origins of HIV/AIDS
  • A new disease
  • 'Plague' and the language of HIV/AIDS
  • A 'gay plague'
  • Locating the origins of HIV
  • Human agency and the origins of the virus
  • Charting the African pandemic
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 3. Gender, Violence and the Spread of HIV/AIDS
  • The interface between gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS
  • Problematizing gender-based violence
  • Politicizing HIV/AIDS and gender
  • Masculinity and the imposition of gender hierarchies
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 4. Policymaking, Dissidents and Denialists
  • Questioning scientific 'dogma'
  • The dissidents and their views
  • A case for censorship?
  • Thabo Mbeki's right to dissent
  • The harm principle
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 5. Traditional Medicine and the Politics of the 'Witchcraft Paradigm'
  • Engaging with traditional medicine
  • Towards an African view of disease
  • Further social functions of the 'witchcraft paradigm'
  • The role of traditional healers
  • Efficacy of traditional medicine
  • Bringing traditional healers and traditional medicine on side
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 6. The International Response: Multilateral and Unilateral Approaches
  • PEPFAR, MAP and the Global Fund
  • Quantifying the efficacy of PEPFAR
  • Framing HIV/AIDS as a security threat: The Clinton administration
  • Framing HIV/AIDS as a moral crusade: The Bush Administration
  • PEPFAR under the Obama administration
  • HIV/AIDS: A cause célèbre?
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 7. Morality, Behavioural Change and the Search for a 'Social Vaccine'
  • Healthcare provision by faith-based groups
  • Faith-based organizations and the fight against HIV/AIDS
  • Behavioural change versus risk reduction
  • The 'Ugandan miracle'
  • Analysing the extent of behavioural change in Uganda
  • Gender hierarchies, behavioural change and risk reduction
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 8. Governance, the International Trading System and Access to Antiretrovirals
  • Big Pharma, profits and the poor
  • Drug prices and universal access to ARVs
  • Protecting intellectual property rights
  • Big Pharma's role in shaping TRIPS
  • The Big Pharma perspective: Innovation and research and development
  • Making use of loopholes: TRIPS and compulsory licensing
  • Big Pharma's role in shaping the US TRIPS-plus agenda
  • Big Pharma and the US undermine TRIPS flexiblities
  • The accessibility of second-line therapies
  • Conclusion
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index