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 bring a telling critique of AIDS coverage. Drawing on a wealth of medical facts, Stillwaggon demonstrates that HIV/AIDS can't be stopped with out realizing the ecology of poverty. Her message is positive, with pragmatic recommendations to the illnesses that advertise the unfold of HIV/AIDS.

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Only carefully randomized sampling techniques designed to ensure that respondents fairly represent the populations being studied can prevent sampling error. The use of anecdotal evidence in the attempt to understand the wide variation in the prevalence of HIV among different populations is fatally undermined by sampling bias in the study of sexual behavior. Anecdotal evidence can be an important source of information and can illuminate and illustrate what would otherwise remain sterile and abstract observations.

Many of them are simple and low-cost. Some would even raise incomes and profits. And all of them provide positive spillovers in economic and human development. The means are at hand for preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS and for improving lives. The only problem is convincing people that those two objectives are one and the same. u Appendix: sex, everywhere Since HIV can be transmitted sexually, and most HIV is transmitted sexually in poor countries (and increasingly in transition countries), it is reasonable to include sexual behavior as one of the determinants of HIV prevalence.

Men aged 20–39, of whom 95 percent had had vaginal intercourse. Of those, 23 percent reported 20 or more female partners. , 1993, 52). 23 24 AIDS AND THE ECOLOGY OF POVERTY June M. Reinisch, Stephanie A. Sanders, Craig A. Hill, and Mary ZiembaDavis. 1992. “High-Risk Sexual Behavior among Heterosexual Undergraduates at a Midwestern University,” Family Planning Perspectives 24(3):116– 121, 145. This article reports on a 1998 survey of undergraduate students (generally the age group 18–22) at a large Midwestern state university in the United States.

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