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AIDS Awareness and Behaviour Change: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

  • Dilip K. Das
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Abstract

In the absence of vaccine or cure, teaching how to avoid infection seems to be the only strategy for epidemic control. Declining figures of new infection suggest that pedagogic efforts have had a modest success. To enhance its effectiveness, the assumptions underlying pedagogic interventions and their effects must be examined. Given the multiple contexts of the epidemic, it is necessary to examine AIDS pedagogy from an interdisciplinary perspective, and the humanities can be a valuable critical resource in this effort.

Keywords

AIDS pedagogy Interdisciplinarity Critical medical humanities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dilip K. Das
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  1. 1.Department of Cultural StudiesEnglish and Foreign Languages UniversityHyderabadIndia

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