Education and HIV/AIDS

Education and HIV/AIDS: Education as a Humanitarian Response

by Nalini Asha Biggs

Nalini Asha Biggs is a doctoral student in the Department of Education at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK. She has extensive experience in Special Education in Southern California, USA, and specializes in the sociology of HIV/AIDS, health and sex education for people with disabilities in developing countries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Continuum, 2011
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Education and HIV/AIDS
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Education and HIV/AIDS draws together contributors with expertise in HIV/AIDS and education working around the world, including Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe, the USA and the Caribbean, from a variety of perspectives. Contributors explore the changing nature of education in light of this epidemic, as well as the impact of public health issues on educational institutions, in a range of different contexts. Within each chapter, the contributors pull apart a variety of relationships HIV/AIDS has with education; some provide a comparative analysis of global responses and international politics, others use small case studies to explore how local culture and tradition impacts these issues.

Each chapter contains a summary of the key points and issues within each chapter to enable easy navigation, key contemporary questions to encourage active engagement with the material and references to seminal texts and cutting-edge research to prompt further reading and discussion.