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By Colleen O'Manique

This ebook severely examines the evolution of the coverage reaction to AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa during the lens of feminist political economic climate lens, targeting the connection among neo-liberalism, the unfold of AIDS and the hegemonic coverage reaction. It explores the ways that AIDS has been developed as a "development" challenge and the way AIDS knowledges and associations have developed and feature formed interventions within the AIDS region.

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39. 40. 41. 42. Neoliberalism and AIDS Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa J. , eds, ‘Behavioural and Epidemiological Aspects of AIDS Research in Tanzania’, workshop proceedings (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: 6–8 Dec. 1989). See, for example, Judith E. Brown, Okako B. Ayowa, and Richard C. 8 (1993): 989–94. 7 (1991): 784. , Cultural Source Materials for Population Planning in East Africa, Vol. 2 (Nairobi: East African Publishing House, 1972) 19. Brooke G. 7 (1991): 752. 6 (2002): 17. Helen Epstein, ‘AIDS: The Lesson of Uganda’, New York Review of Books (15 July 2001): 20.

11. Farmer, Infections 62. 12. Epstein, 25. 13. , 32. 14. ,65. 15. , 55. 16. , 21. 17. Simon Watney, Practices of Freedom: Selected Writings on HIV/AIDS (London: Meuthen, 1994) 11. 18. Jeff O’Malley, ‘AIDS Service Organizations in Transition’, AIDS in the World, eds. Mann et al. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992) 777. 19. See, for example, UNAIDS, A Human Rights Approach to AIDS Prevention at Work: The Southern African Development Community’s Code on HIV/AIDS and Employment (Geneva: UNAIDS, 2000).

The notion that AIDS was spread because of ‘rampant promiscuity’ was so entrenched that other hypotheses for the efficient spread of the virus on the African continent received little consideration. Stillwaggon points out that biomedical factors that promote HIV infection, particularly among very poor people, have been overlooked because of the narrow framing of policy in behavioural terms which made more sense in the US and Europe. 29 By the early 1990s, it was established that chronic and untreated STDs – present in large numbers in certain regions – presented an up to eight times greater risk of transmission and, in turn, impaired immunity.

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