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HIV/AIDS Policies

Eileen Stillwaggon

in AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780195169270
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199783427 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195169271.003.0009
 HIV/AIDS Policies

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This chapter examines the impact of misguided development policy and inadequate epidemiology and health economics methodology on the choice of interventions for HIV and other health problems in poor countries. It discusses the influence of post-World War II development policy and its preoccupation with population control in promoting HIV/AIDS prevention plans that are narrowly focused on provision of condoms, behavior modification, and treating cofactor STDs. It criticizes the programs of UNAIDS, USAID and its private-sector partners, and other AIDS organizations.

Keywords: development policy; population control; condoms; behavior modification; STDs; UNAIDS; USAID; private-sector partners

Chapter.  8596 words. 

Subjects: Public Economics

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