Anthropological perspectives

Anthropologists are compelled to find ways of bridging the more culturally-oriented approaches to the HIV/AIDS pandemic with those focusing on more clinically-oriented models. This special issue of the African Journal of AIDS Research highlights anthropology’s contribution to interdisciplinary and international collaboration in addressing HIV and AIDS in Africa. It includes an introduction by Merrill Singer and 13 papers on the following subjects: mobilizing indigenous resources for anthropologically-designed HIV prevention interventions in southern Africa; the HIV/AIDS-food insecurity syndemic in sub-Saharan Africa; multiple sexual partnerships as a rational response to unstable social networks; the delivery of HIV/AIDS home-based care in Zimbabwe; interdisciplinary collaborative research in responding to HIV/AIDS vulnerability in Senegal; rural black women and intimate partnerships amid the HIV epidemic in South Africa; HIV/AIDS and family planning services integration in sub-Saharan Africa; anthropological perspectives on the challenges to monitoring and evaluating HIV and AIDS programming in Lesotho; artistic activities as responses to HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe; culturally-sensitive HIV prevention in the context of female initiation rites in Mozambique; youths, HIV/AIDS and sexuality in Zimbabwe; the relation of HIV testing and treatment to identity formation in Zambia. [ASC Leiden abstract]

Title: Anthropological perspectives
Editors: Rdlach, Alexander
Turkon, David
Year: 2009
Periodical: African Journal of AIDS Research (ISSN 1608-5906)
Volume: 8
Issue: 4
Pages: 379-524
Language: English
Geographic terms: Subsaharan Africa
Southern Africa
Lesotho
Mozambique
Senegal
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
External link: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/raar20/8/4
Abstract: Anthropologists are compelled to find ways of bridging the more culturally-oriented approaches to the HIV/AIDS pandemic with those focusing on more clinically-oriented models. This special issue of the African Journal of AIDS Research highlights anthropology’s contribution to interdisciplinary and international collaboration in addressing HIV and AIDS in Africa. It includes an introduction by Merrill Singer and 13 papers on the following subjects: mobilizing indigenous resources for anthropologically-designed HIV prevention interventions in southern Africa; the HIV/AIDS-food insecurity syndemic in sub-Saharan Africa; multiple sexual partnerships as a rational response to unstable social networks; the delivery of HIV/AIDS home-based care in Zimbabwe; interdisciplinary collaborative research in responding to HIV/AIDS vulnerability in Senegal; rural black women and intimate partnerships amid the HIV epidemic in South Africa; HIV/AIDS and family planning services integration in sub-Saharan Africa; anthropological perspectives on the challenges to monitoring and evaluating HIV and AIDS programming in Lesotho; artistic activities as responses to HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe; culturally-sensitive HIV prevention in the context of female initiation rites in Mozambique; youths, HIV/AIDS and sexuality in Zimbabwe; the relation of HIV testing and treatment to identity formation in Zambia. [ASC Leiden abstract]