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Poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa

Alan Whiteside
Third World Quarterly
Vol. 23, No. 2, Global Health and Governance: HIV/AIDS (Apr., 2002), pp. 313-332
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3993503
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Poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa
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Abstract

HIV/AIDS is the major threat to development, economic growth and poverty alleviation in much of Africa. And yet the full extent of the catastrophe facing the continent is only just being recognised, and still not by all. The international development targets set by the great and the good of the global community--or at least by those members of the community who attend the international summits that set these goals--do not consider what HIV/AIDS means and are unachievable. This paper begins by setting the scene, describing the epidemic, explaining why it is so important and what makes HIV/AIDS different. It then explores how the poverty/epidemic cycle works, whereby poverty increases the spread of HIV and AIDS increases poverty. It suggests we need to look beyond monetary poverty to understand these relationships. Finally the paper assesses what can and should be done to break the HIV/AIDS poverty cycle.

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