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Douglas A. Feldman

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032535

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032535.001.0001

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AIDS, Culture, and Africa

AIDS, Culture, and Africa

The Anthropological Perspective

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AIDS, Culture, and Africa

Douglas A. Feldman

University Press of Florida

This chapter reviews the literature on the anthropological contribution to the understanding of HIV/AIDS in Africa. It discusses HIV prevention campaigns, male circumcision, AIDS orphans, and the epidemiology of HIV transmission. It highlights the inadequate funding for anthropological research on HIV/AIDS and stresses the need for biological anthropologists to join with cultural anthropologists in order to facilitate a full comprehension of the nature of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Keywords:   HIV/AIDS, Africa, anthropology, HIV prevention, male circumcision, biological anthropologists, epidemic

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