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By George Clement Bond, John Kreniske, Ida Susser, Joan Vincent

This booklet bargains specific ethnographic reports from Africa and the Caribbean to give an explanation for AIDS in a world and comparative third-world context. The essays flow past scientific or epidemiological types, explaining the epidemic in its fiscal, social, political, and old contexts.

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Romero-Daza 1994; Qbbo 2993a; Schoqf 1993, 1992, 1988; Mcgr;ath, Schumpnn, Pearson-Marks ct al, 1992; Bassett and Mhloyi 1992; Heise and Elias 2995). Its salience for the transmission of HIV is brought out by studies which situate the sexud act, personal mlations and econornie strategies in the wider context, such that ""Inking the macro-Ievei polilical s o n o m y to micro-level ethnography shows how women" survival strsltegies have turn4 into death strategies" "choepf 1992:279), This is exemplified by Weissk (l 993) exegesis of a co onplace remark in Buhaya-""A woman , .

17. Quoted by Winsbury and Whiteside (19948) from a poster presentation, "AIDS and Athletes: A Forgotten Group with Risky Behavior," at the 8th AIDS in Africa Conference. Popular musicians, too, have been overlooked. despite their similar lifestyle and the death from AIDS of stars such as the Ugandan, Philly Lutaaya 18. Though some of the finer differences in behaviors and risks for the women are not given (such as those found elsewhere between street prostitutes, brothel workers and callgirls), this study shows what can be learnt through qualitative research in its descriptions of the links between leisure facilities (bars, dancing, restaurants), other illegal activities (gambling, drug dealing).

3.. 6. In Igbo-Ora, a rural town about 150 km from Lagos, 82% of 377 ildults had visit& ed people, had sexud Lagos within six months of the sady, and half of these, including pafiners there (Ososanya and Brieger 1994). 7, '"l%ereare references to the buntypieafitykf hospitd patients, but little infornation is available-there are studies of refenal systems, choliees of mdical treatment, type of healer etc. IXV/AIDS, Other factors include the provision of homebased care (often favord bsause of its presumd low cost to the health services) and the selectivity in insurance cover fox employees and their faRlirXlies, 8.

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