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Author Jones, Peris S. (Peris Sean), 1970-

Title AIDS treatment and human rights in context / Peris S. Jones
Edition 1st ed
Published [Basingstoke, England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 201 pages) : illustrations
Contents Treatment: Claims and Cautions -- Treatment's Grey Areas -- Synopsis of Chapters -- The Struggle to Access Treatment and Other Services in South Africa -- Conceptualizing "Access" to Medication -- An Unnatural Place: Temba Hammanskraal -- Gambling on Treatment: Governing ARV Programmes -- Social Acceptability: Stigma, Social Attitudes, and the ARV Information Gap -- Cultural Acceptability: Traditional and Alternative Medication (and Spiritual Beliefs) -- Accessing Treatment: Socioeconomic Issues and Clinic Criteria -- Conclusion: Towards Treatment, Rights, and Accountability
Summary The global AIDS epidemic has challenged states and societies in profound ways. The era of treatment now represents the hopes of millions of people living with HIV/AIDS. But it also poses significant challenges. How treatment programs interact with the underlying context of the epidemic and human rights approaches that define global responses is a critical area for enquiry. In this important book, Jones looks at the difficulties in delivering treatment in a political, cultural and socio-economic context. Why, for example, might people not necessarily want to take antiretroviral treatment? AIDS Treatment and Human Rights in Context explores some of these paradoxes in a case study from a local community setting in South Africa
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-192) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Treatment
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Civil rights
AIDS (Disease) -- Treatment -- Political aspects
AIDS (Disease) -- Treatment -- Economic aspects
Human rights.
Medical policy.
Health services accessibility.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- drug therapy
Anti-HIV Agents -- economics
Developing Countries
Health Policy
Health Services Accessibility
Human Rights
Socioeconomic Factors
Social welfare & social services -- Developing countries.
Development studies -- Developing countries.
Popular medicine & health -- Developing countries.
Coping with illness -- Developing countries.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- AIDS & HIV.
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Civil rights.
AIDS (Disease) -- Treatment.
AIDS (Disease) -- Treatment -- Political aspects.
Human rights.
SUBJECT South Africa
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780230620834