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Learning from HIV and AIDS : Biosocial Society Symposium Series - George Ellison

Learning from HIV and AIDS

Biosocial Society Symposium Series

By: George Ellison (Editor), Melissa Parker (Editor), Catherine Campbell (Editor)

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Published: 17th November 2003
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Different professional and academic disciplines have addressed the HIV/AIDS pandemic from a variety of perspectives, using different analytical approaches. By bringing these together in one volume, Learning from HIV/AIDS provides a more complete picture of this multi-faceted disease - from the biological and social factors which facilitate HIV transmission - to the powerful cultural and political forces which fuel the pandemic. Chapters from contributors working on the aetiology, treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS identify how their work has helped predict the spread of HIV and has improved the survival of those infected. Yet interventions to reduce the spread of HIV have had limited success, and few HIV-infected individuals have access to combination drug therapies. Written for students and researchers, and taking an interdisciplinary perspective, this book demonstrates that progress in developing effective and acceptable interventions can only be achieved through collaboration between the biological, medical and social sciences.

"...a solid and instructive collection of studies from multiple disciplines, ranging from microbiolgoy and genetics to clinical practice to anthropology and political science. This book would make an excellent reader for a survey course on HIV/AIDS or for any group of researchers contemplating putting together an interdisciplinary team to tackle the problem." American Journal of Human Biology

Introduction: Learning from HIV/AIDS: from multidisciplinary to interdisciplinarity
HIV and the evolution of infectious diseases
The epidemiology of HIV/AIDS: contributions to infectious disease epidemiology
The influence of HIV/AIDS on demography and demographic research
What have clinicians learnt from working with HIV/AIDS? A medical perspective from London
How has the HIV/AIDS pandemic contributed to our understandings of behaviour change and health promotion?
Anthropological reflections on HIV prevention strategies: the case for targeting London's backrooms
An absence of anthropology: critical reflections on anthropology and AIDS policy and practice in Africa
A disaster with no name: the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the limits of governance
Postscript: Reflections on HIV/AIDS and history
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ISBN: 9780521808668
ISBN-10: 0521808669
Series: Biosocial Society Symposium Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 17th November 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.64