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ISA and APSA Papers on HIV/AIDS

Ambrosio, Thomas. “The Geopolitics of Demographic Decay: HIV/AIDS and Russia’s Great Power Status” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2005-03-05 “Ambrosio Paper : The Geopolitics of Demographic Decay” Blanchard, Jean-Marc. “Corporate Hegemony in Remission: The Pharmaceutical Industry and the HIV/AIDS crisis” Paper presented at the […]

AIDS Now Compels Africa to Challenge Widows’ ‘Cleansing’

I had no idea that the practice of the relatives of the deceased sleeping with widows was that widespread. Hard to imagine that the practice could be condoned. I don’t think it is cultural imperialism for outsiders to suggest this is a bad idea. The best turn is that local actors are now starting to […]

Brazil spurns US terms for Aids help

Brazil yesterday became the first country to take a public stand against the Bush administration’s massive Aids programme which is seen by many as seeking increasingly to press its anti-abortion, pro-abstinence sexual agenda on poorer countries. Campaigners applauded Brazil’s rejection of $40m for its Aids programmes because it refuses to agree to a declaration condemning […]

Ugandan “Miracle”?

Toronto’s Globe and Mail reports that the Ugandan “miracle” may not be so miraculous after all: But several recent studies suggest it wasn’t ABC that turned Uganda around at all. Instead, they indicate that the infection rate declined sharply for the simple reason that hundreds of thousands of HIV-infected people died. “The Ugandan miracle is […]