Aids In Latin America

Author: T. Frasca
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781403979087
Size: 13.35 MB
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In this revealing book Timothy Frasca uncovers the enormous cultural changes which have taken place throughout Latin America as a result of the disease. He brings issues such as sexuality, class, and religious beliefs into the open for the first time. Compelling interviews with activists, people with AIDS, government leaders, and church leaders-all show how the epidemic has developed. Frasca draws lessons from Latin America and the strong activist involvement that succeeded in increasing government resources to fight the disease. Tragic tales and gripping narratives are intermixed with the first set of comprehensive epidemic statistics from the continent, eagerly awaited by the World Health community.

Hiv Aids In Latin American Countries

Author: Anabela Garcia-Abreu
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821353640
Size: 14.24 MB
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Annotation The report evaluates current national surveillance capacity and assesses national responses of the health sector to the epidemic on a country-by-country basis. Importantly, the report identifies key areas in which specific interventions are urgently needed and the challenges ahead.

Hiv Aids In Latin America The Feminization Of Hiv Aids

Author: Nora Demattio
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783656108467
Size: 19.40 MB
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Health Science, grade: 1.00, University of Vienna (Institut der Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie an der Universitat Wien), language: English, abstract: Around the world, in the last decades since the appearing of HIV/AIDS, the prevalence of women infected by HIV is raising faster than the prevalence of men. Although this development had been recognized soon, it was not posible to stop it. On the basis of these facts, I will have a closer look at the situation of women in Latin America concerning the disease and I want to review the "feminization" of HIV/AIDS. Furthermore, I will give an overview of two Gender constructing concepts of Latin America, Machismo and Marianismo, which I seek to challenge in its impacts on (the development of) programs and organsisations concerning the epidemic, and following, in women."

The Aids Pandemic In Latin America

Author: Shawn C. Smallman
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469606781
Size: 17.68 MB
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Of the more than 40 million people around the world currently living with HIV/AIDS, two million live in Latin America and the Caribbean. In an engaging chronicle illuminated by his travels in the region, Shawn Smallman shows how the varying histories and cultures of the nations of Latin America have influenced the course of the pandemic. He demonstrates that a disease spread in an intimate manner is profoundly shaped by impersonal forces. In Latin America, Smallman explains, the AIDS pandemic has fractured into a series of subepidemics, driven by different factors in each country. Examining cultural issues and public policies at the country, regional, and global levels, he discusses why HIV has had such a heavy impact on Honduras, for instance, while leaving the neighboring state of Nicaragua relatively untouched, and why Latin America as a whole has kept infection rates lower than other global regions, such as Africa and Asia. Smallman draws on the most recent scientific research as well as his own interviews with AIDS educators, gay leaders, drug traffickers, crack addicts, transvestites, and doctors in Cuba, Brazil, and Mexico. Highlighting the realities of gender, race, sexuality, poverty, politics, and international relations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, Smallman brings a fresh perspective to understanding the cultures of the region as well as the global AIDS crisis.

Viral Voyages

Author: L. Meruane
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137394996
Size: 16.73 MB
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This is the first book to comprehensively examine Latin America's literary response to the deadly HIV virus. Proposing a bio-political reading of AIDs in the neoliberal era, Lina Meruane examines how literary representations of AIDS enter into larger discussions of community, sexuality, nation, displacement and globalization.