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Structural Dynamics of HIV

Risk, Resilience and Response

  • Deanna Kerrigan
  • Clare Barrington

Part of the Social Aspects of HIV book series (SHIV, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Clare Barrington, César Galindo Arandi, José Manuel Aguilar-Martínez, William M. Miller
      Pages 3-17
    3. Jennifer S. Hirsch, Morgan M. Philbin, Daniel Jordan Smith, Richard G. Parker
      Pages 19-43
  3. Resilience

  4. Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Laura Murray, Deanna Kerrigan, Vera Paiva
      Pages 133-155
    3. Ronald O. Valdiserri, Catherine H. Maulsby, David R. Holtgrave
      Pages 173-194

About this book


This book examines the structural dynamics of HIV among populations at heightened vulnerability to infection as the result of stigma, discrimination and marginalization. It first examines how the socio-structural context shapes HIV risk and how affected populations and national governments and programs have responded to these structural constraints.  Chapters focus on structural determinants of HIV risk among transgender women in Guatemala, migrant workers in Mexico, Nigeria and Vietnam, and people who inject drugs in Tanzania. Next, the book examines resilience and community empowerment and mobilization among key populations such as female sex workers in the Dominican Republic and India, and young women and girls in Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique. A third set of chapters explores how national responses to HIV have addressed the role of structural factors in diverse political, geographic and epidemic settings including: Brazil, South Africa, Ukraine and the USA. Ultimately, effective and sustainable responses to HIV among marginalized groups must be grounded in an in-depth understanding of the factors that create vulnerability and risk and impede access to services. Throughout, this book brings together a rigorous social science research perspective with a strong rights-based approach to inform improvements in HIV programs and policies. It offers new insights into how to better address HIV and the health and human rights of historically excluded communities and groups.


Structural factors HIV and AIDS Key populations Human rights Social context

Editors and affiliations

  • Deanna Kerrigan
    • 1
  • Clare Barrington
    • 2
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.University of North Carolina (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public HealthChapel HillUSA

About the editors

Deanna Kerrigan, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has been engaged in public health intervention research with a focus on the study of social and structural factors influencing the adoption of health-promoting behaviors related to HIV prevention and care since 1995. A significant portion of her research has focused on evaluating the role and impact of environmental-structural factors related to HIV outcomes among marginalized groups, including female sex workers, people living with HIV and disadvantaged youth. She recently directed a large-scale, global HIV prevention operations research portfolio funded by USAID, Project Search: Research to Prevention (R2P). She is the Co-Director of the Prevention Core of the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Her current work focuses on Tanzania, the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Baltimore. She previously served as a Program Officer in the area of Sexuality, Reproductive Health and Rights for the Ford Foundation in Brazil.

Clare Barrington, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is also the Latin American Projects Director for the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and a fellow at the Carolina Population Center. Dr. Barrington conducts mixed-methods research to examine social network and structural influences on health and health behaviors, with a focus on HIV prevention and care among female sex workers and their male partners, men who have sex with men, and transgender women in Latin America. She has worked in the Dominican Republic since the mid-1990s and also has current projects in Central America and with Latinos in North Carolina. Dr. Barrington also leads the qualitative component of several mixed-methods HIV studies and impact evaluations of social cash transfer programs. She teaches graduate-level courses in qualitative data analysis and writing and global health. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Structural Dynamics of HIV
  • Book Subtitle Risk, Resilience and Response
  • Editors Deanna Kerrigan
    Clare Barrington
  • Series Title Social Aspects of HIV
  • Series Abbreviated Title Social Aspects of HIV
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-63521-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87577-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-63522-4
  • Series ISSN 2509-6559
  • Series E-ISSN 2509-6567
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXX, 211
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Health
    Sociology, general
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