HIV/AIDS

Positive Living: Art and AIDS in South Africa

A new exhibition in London showcases how South Africa’s creative community used art to move their government to act on the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Suyin Haynes previews the exhibition.

On a rather rainy December morning in a small corner of Bloomsbury, a slice of remarkable African art and activism was brought to the Peltz Gallery, housed in one of the many […]

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    Boys May Suffer the Social Effects of HIV/AIDS More Than Girls

Boys May Suffer the Social Effects of HIV/AIDS More Than Girls

LSE’s Emily LeRoux-Rutledge shares insights from a recently published article on children affected by HIV/AIDS in Eastern Zimbabwe.

“There is a boy whose parents died of AIDS … He doesn’t have food. He is always hungry. He doesn’t have anyone to pay school fees for him and he doesn’t have clothes. He wears rags.” – Schoolchild, Eastern Zimbabwe

The social effects of HIV/AIDS […]

December 7th, 2015|Featured, Health|1 Comment|
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    Book Review: HIV/AIDS and the South African State by Anamarie Bindenagel Sehovic

Book Review: HIV/AIDS and the South African State by Anamarie Bindenagel Sehovic

The HIV epidemic in South Africa has been the largest and most contentious of any country affected by the disease. HIV/AIDS and the South African State is a comprehensive account of the country’s 30-year struggle with the disease, a history fraught with government inaction, harmful interventions and dramatic discord between the South African state, the international community and HIV/AIDS organisations. […]

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    Teachers must be incentivised and rewarded if they are to become the new front line in helping children with complex social problems

Teachers must be incentivised and rewarded if they are to become the new front line in helping children with complex social problems

LSE’s Cathy Campbell argues that the role of the teachers must be transformed if they are to take on caring responsibilities for HIV/Aids-affected children.

Many people think that the battle against HIV/Aids has been won. Well, they are wrong. In Zimbabwe, which has suffered one of the worst HIV/Aids epidemics in the world, 74% of all orphaned children (about 890,000) […]

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    Book Review: AIDS Doesn’t Show Its Face: Inequality, Morality, and Social Change in Nigeria by Daniel Jordan Smith

Book Review: AIDS Doesn’t Show Its Face: Inequality, Morality, and Social Change in Nigeria by Daniel Jordan Smith

Sharon Jackson finds that  Daniel Jordan Smith’s AIDS Doesn’t Show Its Face should draw readers from anthropology, sociology, international development, global health, social psychology, cultural studies, human geography and African studies. The book convincingly relates AIDS to broader inequalities and transformations in modern society. Making excellent use of 23 years of research and experience in Nigeria, in AIDS Doesn’t Show Its Face, […]

November 13th, 2014|Book Reviews, Health|0 Comments|

#WorldAidsDay 2013: The time to look upstream is now

In the concluding post of our series commemorating 2013 World Aids Day, LSE’s Rochelle Burgess calls for authorities to address the root causes of HIV/Aids pandemic. December 1 marked the arrival of the 25th World Aids Day – a day commemorating the thirty-plus year battle against the virus that has claimed the lives of more than 35 million individuals internationally.  […]

December 3rd, 2013|Health|1 Comment|

A New Treatment That Could Change the Way we Fight Aids #WorldAidsDay

We continue our commemoration of  2013 World Aids Day with LSE alumnus Waiswa Nkwanga reporting on a new drug that could transform the struggle against Aids in African countries. During the World Aids Day last year, I wrote a piece on this blog in which I pointed out that there is a big problem with the approach that the global […]

December 2nd, 2013|Health|0 Comments|

Time to rethink how to tackle Aids education among young people #WorldAidsDay

Ahead of World Aids Day on 1 December, LSE’s Rachel Deacon calls for a new approach in tackling the epidemic among young people. Another World Aids day, another conference. On 7 December, over 10,000 delegates will congregate at the International Conference on Aids in Southern Africa (ICASA)  to discuss efforts to tackle the virus in the region. Before the conference, […]

November 30th, 2013|Health|0 Comments|

Living with HIV in Kenyan slums in an era of anti-retroviral therapy (ART)

Dr Eliud Wekesa of Population Council and LSE’s Dr Ernestina Coast share their recent research in Nairobi slums where they examined the experiences of people living with HIV. Nowhere else has been harder hit by the HIV pandemic than sub-Saharan Africa, the region alone accounts for over 68% of the total global burden. Thankfully, with introduction of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) […]

June 3rd, 2013|Health|0 Comments|

Book Review: International Security, Conflict and Gender: ‘HIV is another war’

LSE’s Rochelle Burgess acclaims the latest book by Hakan Seckinelgin, International Security, Conflict and Gender: ‘HIV is another war’ as a must-read. This review originally appeared on Global Policy. HIV/AIDS specialist are often faced with a derivative of the following question: ‘Why do people keep contracting HIV?’ As a specialist in the field, my reply often begins with ‘because AIDS is […]

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