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Published: 24 November 2005

272 Pages | Numerous tables


ISBN: 9780195169270

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AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty

Eileen Stillwaggon

  • Interdisciplinary approach integrates economic analysis with biological information to explain the causes of the AIDS epidemic
  • Only work to show that poverty directly increases vulnerability to HIV transmission through malnutrition and parasite infection
  • Explains the differential spread of HIV in different world regions
  • Controversial: criticizes the behavioral assumptions of global AIDS policy, most of the organizations that carry it out, and the philosophical and empirical basis for that policy.

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