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 give an explanation for the unfold of HIV/AIDS and bring a telling critique of AIDS coverage. Drawing on a wealth of clinical proof, Stillwaggon demonstrates that HIV/AIDS can't be stopped with no realizing the ecology of poverty. Her message is confident, with pragmatic options to the illnesses that advertise the unfold of HIV/AIDS.

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By Eileen Stillwaggon

AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty combines the insights of economics and biology to give an explanation for the unfold of HIV/AIDS and bring a telling critique of AIDS coverage. Drawing on a wealth of clinical proof, Stillwaggon demonstrates that HIV/AIDS can't be stopped with no realizing the ecology of poverty. Her message is confident, with pragmatic options to the illnesses that advertise the unfold of HIV/AIDS.

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The one HIV cofactor that is widely recognized and that has been 1. I have attempted to make the material accessible to readers who are not medically trained. Those interested in the specific biological effects are directed to the articles cited. 45 46 ECOLOGY OF DISEASE included in prevention policies is the presence of untreated STDs. Because both HIV and STDs are transmitted sexually, the connection was easier to recognize and incorporate into existing policy. But the biological reasons why STDs promote HIV transmission are the same as for other HIV cofactors that are not transmitted sexually.

This study surveyed 4,248 urban Chilean students, aged 11 to 19 years. , 1998, 139). Peru Mahler, K. 1997. “Increased Risk of STD Infection among Peruvian Women Linked to Their Partners’ Sexual Practices,” International Family Planning Perspectives 23(1):39–40. In Peru, in a random sample of preemployment health screenings, 59 percent of men reported sex with a sex worker, and only 30 percent reported always using a condom with sex workers; 13 percent of the men reported having had urethritis, 19 percent reported genital ulcers, and 3 percent had had syphilis.

In Peru, in a random sample of preemployment health screenings, 59 percent of men reported sex with a sex worker, and only 30 percent reported always using a condom with sex workers; 13 percent of the men reported having had urethritis, 19 percent reported genital ulcers, and 3 percent had had syphilis. The mean age of the men was 25, mean age for first sex for men was 16 years, and 21 percent had their first sexual experience with a sex worker. Those young men reported a lifetime mean of 11 partners, and 56 percent had multiple partners in the previous year.

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