10.05.09 - MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 227 GUEST LECTURER: SANDRA...

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MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 227 06/10/2009 GUEST LECTURER: SANDRA HYDE THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS IN CHINA INFECTIOUS DISEASES: “Old” Infectious diseases: Flu epidemic of 1918 “New” Infectious diseases: H1N1: Fear of repeat of 1918 influenza HIV/AIDS AS A GLOBAL PANDEMIC: AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome North America/Europe: Rise in teh 1980s, decrease in 1990s and increasing in new “risk groups” “Today i will discuss how politics, economics and culture influence the pandemic from outcomes to prevention programmes” Sixth cause of death in Canada. AFRICAN AIDS: Disease of modern era, Southern Africa epicentre of epidemic 10% of worlds polulation but 60% people living with HIV/AiDS Gendered epidemic 58% PLHWA are women Enter AIDS: why not just get tested? o Why not just use condoms? FOCUSES: Biomedical model: Focus on cure Public Health model: Focus on prevention NEITHER HAVE REALLY WORKED DAVID HALPERIN: The reason we have flu epidemics is that we are spending so much
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