AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty by Eileen Stillwaggon

By Eileen Stillwaggon

AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty combines the insights of economics and biology to provide an explanation for the unfold of HIV/AIDS and convey a telling critique of AIDS coverage. Drawing on a wealth of medical facts, Stillwaggon demonstrates that HIV/AIDS can't be stopped with no figuring out the ecology of poverty. Her message is positive, with pragmatic strategies to the illnesses that advertise the unfold of HIV/AIDS.

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Of sexually active men aged 15–24, 73 percent had initiated sexual activity by age 17. Of men who were sexually experienced, aged 15–24, 99 percent had had sex before marriage. Of sexually experienced men, 60 percent had had four or more partners, and 13 percent reported only a single partner. France, Great Britain R. Turner. 1993. “Landmark French and British Studies Examine Sexual Behavior, Including Multiple Partners, Homosexuality,” Family Planning Perspectives 25(2):91–92. This article reports on surveys in France (1991–1992) and Great Britain (1990–1991).

They must be part of the wider strategy to bring the enjoyment of good health to more people. In this book I cannot say all that must be said about gender roles. From birth to death, those roles impinge on every aspect of the lives of women and men. That is as true in the affluent countries as it is in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Radical change in the status of women and girls worldwide is necessary. Finally, this book is not pessimistic. There are myriad known solutions to the problems of poverty and poor health.

1996). This suggests another possible explanation for the high rates of female sterility in Central Africa, which had been presumptively attributed to STDs. Vitamin-A deficiency is also associated with premature birth and low birth weight (Fawzi and Msamanga, 2000), both of which are associated with impaired immune function in infancy and later in life. Numerous studies demonstrate the role of other micronutrients, including the B vitamins, vitamin E, and selenium, in maintaining the integrity of the immune system (Beisel, 1996; Scrimshaw and SanGiovanni, 1997; Meydani and Beharka, 1998).

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