AIDS, Culture, and Africa

Douglas A. Feldman

in AIDS, Culture, and Africa

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032535
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039305 | DOI:
AIDS, Culture, and Africa

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This chapter reviews the literature on the anthropological contribution to the understanding of HIV/AIDS in Africa. It discusses HIV prevention campaigns, male circumcision, AIDS orphans, and the epidemiology of HIV transmission. It highlights the inadequate funding for anthropological research on HIV/AIDS and stresses the need for biological anthropologists to join with cultural anthropologists in order to facilitate a full comprehension of the nature of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS; Africa; anthropology; HIV prevention; male circumcision; biological anthropologists; epidemic

Chapter.  7345 words. 

Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates

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