The AIDS Pandemic in Latin America

Shawn C. Smallman,

The AIDS Pandemic in Latin America
 
 
Smallman shows how the varying histories and cultures of the nations of Latin America have influenced the spread of HIV/AIDS there. Examining cultural issues and public policies at the country, regional, and global levels, he discusses why HIV has had such a heavy impact on Honduras, for instance, while leaving the neighboring state of Nicaragua relatively untouched, and why Latin America as a whole has kept infection rates lower than other global regions, such as Africa and Asia. Smallman draws on the most recent scientific research as well as his own interviews with AIDS educators, gay leaders, drug traffickers, crack addicts, transvestites, and doctors in Cuba, Brazil, and Mexico.


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