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HIV / AIDS and Food Insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Solutions

HIV / AIDS and Food Insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Solutions

Barrett P. Brenton (Volume Editor), John Mazzeo (Volume Editor), Alexander Rodlach (Volume Editor), Satish Kedia (General Editor), David Himmelgreen (General Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-36155-1

Sep 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

244 pages

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This collection of 14 chapters brings together a wide array of applied anthropologists, other social scientists, and practitioners to detail the ways in which public health measures can be effectively integrated with HIV/AIDS prevention, anti-retroviral treatment, and food security efforts in sub-Saharan Africa.
1. Introduction: Anthropologists Confront HIV/AIDS and Food Insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa
John Mazzeo, Alexander Rödlach, and Barrett P. Brenton

2. Toward a Critical Biosocial Model of Ecohealth in Southern Africa: The HIV/AIDS and Nutrition Insecurity Syndemic
Merrill Singer

3.  Food Insecurity and Maternal-to-Child Transmission of HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa
Daniel W. Sellen and Craig Hadley

4. Safe Infant Feeding in Lesotho in the Era of HIV/AIDS
Lena Kroeker and Alyx Beckwith

5. “If I Take My Pills I’ll Go Hungry”: The Choice between Economic Security and HIV/AIDS Treatment in Grahamstown, South Africa
Chaunetta Jones

6. Poverty, Nutrition, and a Cultural Model of Managing HIV/AIDS among Women in Nairobi, Kenya
Toni J. Copeland

7. Cycles of Poverty, Food Insecurity, and Psychosocial Stress among AIDS-Care Volunteers in Urban Ethiopia
Kenneth Maes and Selamawit Shifferaw

8. Complexities of the “Transactional Sex” Model: Nonproviding Men, Self-Providing Women, and HIV Risk in Rural Malawi
Janneke Verheijen

9. Livelihood Demands and the Spread of Aids: The case of Malawi
Mike Njalayawo Mtika

10. “Twelve Years on”: HIV and AIDS and Livelihoods in Zambia
Fiona Samuels and Michael Drinkwater

11. The Double Threat of HIV/AIDS and Drought on Rural Household Food Security in Southeastern Zimbabwe
John Mazzeo

12. Contested Strategies for Defining and Confronting Food Insecurity and HIV/AIDS in Zambia: Rejection of GM Food Aid during the 2002–03 Food Crisis
Barrett P. Brenton

13. Food, Health, Development, and HIV/AIDS in a Remote Area of Southern Africa
Robert K. Hitchcock and Wayne A. Babchuk

14. “Aids is in the Food”: Zimbabweans’ Association between Nutrition and HIV/AIDS and their Potential for Addressing Food Insecurity and HIV/AIDS
Alexander Rödlach