The socioeconomic context of Africa’s vulnerability to HIV/AIDS


Freedman, Jane and Poku, Nana (2005) The socioeconomic context of Africa’s vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. Review of International Studies, 31, (4), 665-686. (doi:10.1017/S0260210505006686).

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Although the proximate cause of Africa’s AIDS crisis is HIV, the underlining societal causes are much broader and familiar. Across the continent, poverty structures not only the contours of the pandemic but also the outcome once an individual is infected with HIV. Thus, until poverty is reduced there will be little progress with either reducing transmission of the virus or creating an enhanced capacity to cope with its socioeconomic consequences. It follows that sustained human development is an essential precondition for any effective response to the pandemic in Africa.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0260-2105 (print)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
ePrint ID: 34034
Date Deposited: 15 May 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:21
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/34034

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