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AIDS, Behavior, and Culture
Understanding Evidence-based Prevention

 

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AIDS, Behavior, and Culture
Understanding Evidence-based Prevention

by Edward C. Green (Author)
by Allison Herling Ruark (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9781598744798

 

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Challenges the wisdom of 'the global AIDS industry' and offers an alternative framework for understanding what works in HIV prevention. Arguing for a behavior-based approach, this title states that the effective programs are those that encourage fundamental behavioral changes such as delay of sex, faithfulness, and cessation of injection drug use.


"AIDS, Behavior, and Culture" presents a bold challenge to the prevailing wisdom of 'the global AIDS industry' and offers an alternative framework for understanding what works in HIV prevention. Arguing for a behavior-based approach, Green and Ruark make the case that the most effective programs are those that encourage fundamental behavioral changes such as abstinence, delay of sex, faithfulness, and cessation of injection drug use. Successful programs are locally based, low cost, low tech, innovative, and built on existing cultural structures. In contrast, they argue that anthropologists and public health practitioners focus on counseling, testing, condoms, and treatment, and impose their Western values, culture, and political ideologies in an attempt to 'liberate' Third World people from sexual repression and homophobia. This provocative book is essential reading for anyone working in HIV/AIDS prevention, and a stimulating introduction to the key controversies and approaches in global health and medical anthropology for students and general readers.


 

ISBN 1598744798
ISBN13 9781598744798
Publisher Left Coast Press Inc
Format Paperback
Publication date 15/02/2011
Pages 160
Weight (grammes) 490
Published in United States
Height (mm) 152
Width (mm) 228