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Conference Proceedings
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Author, Analytic
Carr, Robert
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Author Affiliation
Caribbean Institute of Media and Communications
Paper/Section Title
Challenges of citizenship, vulnerability and risk: Gender, social change, and the epidemics of HIV and AIDS
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Proceedings Title
Trajectories of Freedom: Caribbean Societies Past and Present
Date of Meeting
May 23-25, 2007
Place of Meeting
Bridgetown, Barbados
Place of Publication
Bridgetown, Barbados
Publisher Name
University of the West Indies
Date of Publication
2007
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8
Extent of Work
49
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Abstract
The Caribbean has the second highest HIV infection rates in the world. After two decades of interventions, the region is still challenged to make substantive progress at reducing the spread and impact of the virus. While the so-called 'medical model' that the region has embraced has significantly decreased AIDS deaths, little progress on preventing infections has been made. Global guidelines suggest that understanding the structural factors that lead to vulnerability to HIV infection is the Key to bringing progress in this area. This paper argues that the Caribbean needs an indigenous understanding of what makes certain populations and sub-populations vulnerable to HIV. It suggests that this is only possible with an examination of constructions of 'citizenship' in the region as well as the nature of gendered social inequities inherited from its colonial past.....
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