AIDS in Latin America

AIDS in Latin America

by T. Frasca

Paperback(1st ed. 2005)

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In this revealing book, the first to give a complete account of how the AIDS epidemic has affected our neighbors to the South, Timothy Frasca uncovers the enormous cultural changes which have taken place throughout Latin America as a result of the disease. He brings issues such as sexuality, class, and religious beliefs into the open for the first time. Compelling interviews with activists, people with AIDS, government leaders, and church leaders--all show how the epidemic has developed. Frasca draws lessons from Latin America and the strong activist involvement that succeeded in increasing government resources to fight the disease. Tragic tales and gripping narratives are intermixed with the first set of comprehensive epidemic statistics from the continent, eagerly awaited by the World Health community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349531264
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 09/23/2005
Edition description: 1st ed. 2005
Pages: 261
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

TIMOTHY FRASCA is a noted authority on AIDS in Latin America, and the Director of the CIPRESS Foundation in Santiago, USA, dedicated to sexual health promotion. The research for this book was funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation.

Table of Contents

Peru: Testing, Testing...
Mexico: Fatal Advances
Costa Rica: The Velvet Glove
Guatemala: The Iron Fist
Trinidad & Tobago: Living with People Living with HIV/AIDS
"Air Travel"
Argentina: Split Perpicacity
Brazil: Seductive Models
Chile: Seizing Empowerment

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