. The Polymorphous Politics of Prevention

Peter Baldwin

in Disease and Democracy

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780520243507
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940796 | DOI:
. The Polymorphous Politics of Prevention

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This chapter discusses the similarities and differences in the approach that developed countries employed in the control and prevention of HIV/AIDS. It provides an account of the laws and restrictive measures present in these countries to conduct epidemiological surveillance of HIV/AIDS, and penalize irresponsible behavior among HIV/AIDS patients. This chapter also discusses the civil rights aspects of these public health measures regarding HIV/AIDS control and the evolution of these public health measures to becoming more democratic and voluntary.

Keywords: AIDS; HIV; civil rights; public health; disease control; disease prevention; disease transmission; laws

Chapter.  5031 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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