Learning from HIV and AIDS by George EllisonLearning from HIV and AIDS by George Ellison

Learning from HIV and AIDS

EditorGeorge Ellison, Melissa Parker, Catherine Campbell

Hardcover | November 17, 2003

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This study brings together health-care professionals and scholars from a variety of disciplines who seek to understand, and prevent, the transmission of HIV. The biological and social factors concerned with the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS has resulted in dedicated research from each of the disciplines and provided unique insights into the disease. By assembling their insights in one multidisciplinary volume, this book provides a more complete picture of the complex disease, and demonstrates why preventing the spread of HIV will require interdisciplinary collaboration.
CATHERINE CAMPBELL is Reader in Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Title:Learning from HIV and AIDSFormat:HardcoverPublished:November 17, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521808669

ISBN - 13:9780521808668


Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Learning from HIV/AIDS: from multidisciplinary to interdisciplinarity George Ellison, Melissa Parker and Cathy Campbell; 2. HIV and the evolution of infectious diseases Janice Hutchinson; 3. The epidemiology of HIV/AIDS: contributions to infectious disease epidemiology Azra Ghani and Marie-Claude Boily; 4. The influence of HIV/AIDS on demography and demographic research Simon Gregson; 5. What have clinicians learnt from working with HIV/AIDS? A medical perspective from London Chris Wood and George Ellison; 6. How has the HIV/AIDS pandemic contributed to our understandings of behaviour change and health promotion? Catherine Campbell and Flora Cornish; 7. Anthropological reflections on HIV prevention strategies: the case for targeting London's backrooms. Melissa Parker; 8. An absence of anthropology: critical reflections on anthropology and AIDS policy and practice in Africa Suzette Heald; 9. A disaster with no name: the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the limits of governance Alex de Waal; 10. Postscript: Reflections on HIV/AIDS and history Shula Marks.

Editorial Reviews

"...a solid and instructive collection of studies from multiple disciplines, ranging from microbiolgoy and genetics to clinical practice to anthropology and political science. This book would make an excellent reader for a survey course on HIV/AIDS or for any group of researchers contemplating putting together an interdisciplinary team to tackle the problem." American Journal of Human Biology