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Author Renaud, Michelle Lewis.

Title Women at the crossroads : a prostitute community's response to AIDS in urban Senegal / Michelle Lewis Renaud
Published Amsterdam : Gordon and Breach, [1997]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 172 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; One The Context of Women's Lives; Two Prostitution at the Crossroads; Three Taking Charge; Four Praying for Forgiveness; Five Wolof Medicine and White Person Medicine; Six Running Away; Seven Conclusions; References
Summary "AIDS is a disease that infects human beings, not statistics. Women at the Crossroads goes beyond empirical analysis of risk behavior data to tell the stories of the women behind questionnaires, and give voice to those hidden by code names. These are women who, out of need, have turned to prostitution to feed their families and, in turn, run the risk of contracting the deadliest of diseases." "Based on Dr. Renaud's extensive research in Kaolack, Senegal, this book not only examines the anthropological aspects of these women's lives, but imbues its subjects with real personalities, making it both a poignant and practical text for anyone doing research on AIDS and the disease's effect on Africa and the third world."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-172)
Notes Print version record
Subject Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- transmission.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- prevention & control.
Sex Work.
AIDS (Disease) -- Transmission -- Senegal
AIDS (Disease) -- Senegal
Prostitutes -- Diseases -- Senegal
Prostitutes -- Senegal -- Social conditions
Social Conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1134385021