, Volume 77, Issue 4, pp 589–590 | Cite as

Cynthia Pope, Renée White and Robert Malow (eds): HIV/AIDS: global frontiers in prevention/intervention

Routledge, New York, 2009, 572 pp, ISBN 978-0-415-95383-2
  • Stephanie Booker

There is one point that is clear in nearly each of the 37 chapters of HIV/AIDS: Global Frontiers in Prevention/Intervention: regardless of its geographical locale, HIV cannot be isolated from either its immediate social context, nor from its global political context; therefore, prevention efforts should not begin from such an ill-founded premise.

Editors Pope, White, and Malow meet a challenge that has been brewing in HIV discourse since the 1990s—now that we have accepted that HIV transmission is part of a much larger risk environment complicated by international, national, local, household, and individual politics and risks, how do we recommend HIV prevention? Many of the researchers and activists who have been working on answers to this question are featured here. Their contributions are a key strength of the text, allowing readers to engage with diverse and interdisciplinary voices, including short essays from HIV positive activists, biomedical researchers, and feminist scholars.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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