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AIDS, Behavior, and Culture: Understanding Evidence-Based Prevention (Key Questions in Anthropology)
AIDS, Behavior, and Culture: Understanding Evidence-Based Prevention (Key Questions in Anthropology)
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AIDS, Behavior, and Culturepresents a bold challenge to the prevailing wisdom of ldquo;the global AIDS industryrdquo; and offers an alternative framework for understanding what works in HIV prevention. Arguing for a behavior-based approach, Green and Ruark make the case that the most effective programs are those that encourage fundamental behavioral changes such as abstinence, delay of sex, faithfulness, and cessation of injection drug use. Successful programs are locally based, low cost, low tech, innovative, and built on existing cultural structures.nbsp; In contrast, they argue that anthropologists and public health practitioners focus on counseling, testing, condoms, and treatment, and impose their Western values, culture, and political ideologies in an attempt to ldquo;liberaterdquo; Third World people from sexual repression and homophobia. This provocative book is essential reading for anyone working in HIV/AIDS prevention, and a stimulating introduction to the key controversies and approaches in global health and medical anthropology for students and general readers.  

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Author: Edward C Green, Allison Herling Ruark

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2011-01-01

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Edward C Green, Allison Herling Ruark (Edition: 1) ~ Paperback


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