Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780745327327 Published August 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780745327334 Published August 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Politics of Prevention: A Global Crisis in AIDS and Education

Tania Boler and David Archer

The Politics of Prevention: A Global Crisis in AIDS and Education

Tania Boler and David Archer

Distributed for Pluto Press

176 pages | 5 1/3 x 8 1/2
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780745327327 Published August 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780745327334 Published August 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

AIDS kills over two million people every year and nearly 33 million people are infected with HIV worldwide. However, HIV prevention has slipped down the international agenda and meaningful attempts to tackle it are hampered by religious ideology and power struggles.

This book brings together stories from around the world that explore and expose the underlying 'politics of prevention' which deny millions of people life-saving education. The larger issues and trends in the global fight against AIDS are also studied, including the rise of the controversial abstinence-only movement in the US, which is now being exported to Africa.

In response to the unfavourable political climate, those worst affected by the crisis are becoming politicised in order to overcome the inertia in the international community and take truly effective action against AIDS.

Contents
1. The Epidemic Of Prejudice
2. The Impact Of Aids On Education
3. A Crisis In Education
4. The Power Of Prevention
5. Beyond Prevention
6. From Personal To Political
7. Religion Versus Science
8. The Politics Of Aid
9. The Power Of Money
10. Concluding Remarks
Notes
Index
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