By Hans ten and Herdt Brummelhuis
Brummelhuis and Herdt supply an excessive exam of sexual possibility and its cultural configurations heretofore lacking from the AIDS literature. The chapters on Western homosexual males converse to the urgent methodological, conceptual and theoretical wishes in HIV/AIDS learn whereas offering an figuring out and documentation of homosexual men's lives in the rising corpus of lesbian and homosexual stories. Chapters at the Philippines, Brazil, Haiti and Africa discover the cultural, political and financial contexts surrounding the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS in those cultures.
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While cultural considerations—such as racism or the nearly universal stigma attached to AIDS—may very well be of 24 PAUL FARMER overriding significance in settings in the Northern hemisphere, we would argue that they are often less so wherever poverty and economic inequity serve as the most virulent co-factors in the spread of this disease. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The research upon which this chapter is based was made possible by a collaboration between two community-based organizations: Zanmi Lasante and Partners in Health.
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Culture and Sexual Risk: Anthropological Perspectives on AIDS by Hans ten and Herdt Brummelhuis