Cultures and contexts matter : understanding and preventing HIV in the Pacific /

Jenkins, Carol

Cultures and contexts matter : understanding and preventing HIV in the Pacific / Carol Jenkins and Holly R. Buchanan. - Mandaluyong City, Philippines : Asian Development Bank, 2007. - ix, 155 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

HIV/AIDS, Cultures, and Sexuality in Papua New Guinea -- Executive Summary -- Part 1. What do we know About HIV Epidemics? -- Part 2. Sexual Cultures and Early History -- Part 3. Changing Times -- Part 4. Sociocultural Responses to HIV and AIDS -- Discussion -- Youth Vulnerability to HIV in the Pacific -- Introduction -- Part 1. Youth Knowledge, Practice, and HIV Epidemics -- Part 2. Youth's Multidimensional Vulnerability to HIV Risk -- Part 3. Auki-A Case Study

HIV is gathering threat to Pacific island countries. While the number of reported infections continues to grow, the epidemiological situation in the Pacific remains unclear. What has created the environments for HIV to spread more rapidly in some countries, such as Papua New Guinea, than in others? Is it possible that HIV is spreading quietly undetected in some Pacific island countries? Given the limited surveillance and other data, the complex contexts of vulnerability and risk in the Pacific must be understood to slow the spread of HIV.


Asian Development Bank - Donation

AIDS (Disease)--Social aspects--Pacific area.
HIV infections--Social aspects--Pacific area.
AIDS (Disease)--Prevention.--Pacific Area
HIV infections--Prevention.--Pacific Area
Sex customs--Pacific area.

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