India Responds to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Unintended Consequences of Global Health Initiatives

Cecilia Van Hollen

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to the Anthropology of India
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781405198929
StatePublished - Apr 27 2011


  • Anthropologists, and social scientists - India, and AIDS, through lens of morality of sex
  • HIV adult prevalence rate in India - epidemic, being challenging
  • HIV-positive diagnosis, in pregnancy - social and physical death sentence for such women
  • HIV-positive mothers, stigma at home - woman testing HIV-positive in prenatal care
  • HIV/AIDS, as "concentrated epidemic" - HIV prevalence rate among "high risk" groups
  • HIV/AIDS, salient diseases - intense moral responses, reinforcing cultural norms
  • India program, Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) program
  • India, responding to HIV/AIDS pandemic - consequences of global health initiatives
  • PPTCT program, social impact in Tamil Nadu - HIV/AIDS, women's reproductive health
  • Social science literature on HIV/AIDS in India - intervention programs, support of PLHA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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