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Learning from HIV and AIDS

Learning from HIV and AIDS

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George Ellison, Melissa Parker, Cathy Campbell, Janice Hutchinson, Azra Ghani, Marie-Claude Boily, Simon Gregson, Chris Wood, Flora Cornish, Suzette Heald, Alex de Waal, Shula Marks
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  • Date Published: November 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521004701

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  • This study brings together health-care professionals and scholars from a variety of disciplines who seek to understand, and prevent, the transmission of HIV. The biological and social factors concerned with the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS has resulted in dedicated research from each of the disciplines and provided unique insights into the disease. By assembling their insights in one multidisciplinary volume, this book provides a more complete picture of the complex disease, and demonstrates why preventing the spread of HIV will require interdisciplinary collaboration.

    • First truly multidisciplinary book on the topic which can help us explain why so many well intentioned interventions fail to prevent HIV spread in different populations
    • Presents findings from the social, medical and biological sciences
    • Provides lessons from the past and pointers for future research efforts
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    "...a solid and instructive collection of studies from multiple disciplines, ranging from microbiolgoy and genetics to clinical practice to anthropology and political science. This book would make an excellent reader for a survey course on HIV/AIDS or for any group of researchers contemplating putting together an interdisciplinary team to tackle the problem." American Journal of Human Biology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521004701
    • length: 318 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.523kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: Learning from HIV/AIDS: from multidisciplinary to interdisciplinarity George Ellison, Melissa Parker and Cathy Campbell
    2. HIV and the evolution of infectious diseases Janice Hutchinson
    3. The epidemiology of HIV/AIDS: contributions to infectious disease epidemiology Azra Ghani and Marie-Claude Boily
    4. The influence of HIV/AIDS on demography and demographic research Simon Gregson
    5. What have clinicians learnt from working with HIV/AIDS? A medical perspective from London Chris Wood and George Ellison
    6. How has the HIV/AIDS pandemic contributed to our understandings of behaviour change and health promotion? Catherine Campbell and Flora Cornish
    7. Anthropological reflections on HIV prevention strategies: the case for targeting London's backrooms. Melissa Parker
    8. An absence of anthropology: critical reflections on anthropology and AIDS policy and practice in Africa Suzette Heald
    9. A disaster with no name: the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the limits of governance Alex de Waal
    10. Postscript: Reflections on HIV/AIDS and history Shula Marks.

  • Editors

    George Ellison, South Bank University, London
    GEORGE ELLISON is Professor of Public Health and Director of the Institute of Primary Care and Public Health at South Bank University, London.

    Melissa Parker, Brunel University
    MELISSA PARKER is a lecturer in Social Anthropology and Director of the International Medical Anthropology Programme at Brunel University in London.

    Catherine Campbell, London School of Economics and Political Science
    CATHERINE CAMPBELL is Reader in Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


    George Ellison, Melissa Parker, Cathy Campbell, Janice Hutchinson, Azra Ghani, Marie-Claude Boily, Simon Gregson, Chris Wood, Flora Cornish, Suzette Heald, Alex de Waal, Shula Marks

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