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), pp. 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.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1017/S0260210505006686
ISSNs: 0260-2105 (print)

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Date Deposited: 15 May 2006
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