War in the Blood: Sex, Politics and AIDS in Southeast Asia

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War in the Blood: Sex, Politics and AIDS in Southeast Asia

War in the Blood Sex Politics and AIDS in Southeast Asia This engaging and vivid book investigates the course of the HIV epidemic in seven countries of South East Asia Thailand Burma Cambodia Laos Malaysia Vietnam and China s Yunnan Province Emphasisin

  • Title: War in the Blood: Sex, Politics and AIDS in Southeast Asia
  • Author: Chris Beyrer
  • ISBN: 9781856495325
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback
  • This engaging and vivid book investigates the course of the HIV epidemic in seven countries of South East Asia Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam and China s Yunnan Province Emphasising the impact of the cultural and political landscapes of these countries on the progress of the disease, the book is the product of both working and travelling in the area.This engaging and vivid book investigates the course of the HIV epidemic in seven countries of South East Asia Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam and China s Yunnan Province Emphasising the impact of the cultural and political landscapes of these countries on the progress of the disease, the book is the product of both working and travelling in the area Not merely a commentary on obfuscating government statistics, the author draws upon his encounters with people dealing with the effects of the epidemic and opponents of the regimes of the countries he describes The epidemic is seen as being vitally linked to the general condition of human rights in the societies.In the first part of the book the author travels to each country in turn chronicling the different approaches adopted to the epidemic The second part covers issues involving specific groups at risk among other topics, women and contraception, prostitution and the traffic in women, HIV and the US military, the Heroin trade, gay sex workers, prisoners, and the work of local activists The third part of the book looks at policy and the general effect of culture on public health care, stressing the need for local empowerment of populations, and in particular women, to effect social changes that would go hand in hand with improvements in the handling of the HIV epidemic Both passionate and well informed, this book is a labour of love that discusses the HIV epidemic while giving an intimate, and ultimately celebratory account of South East Asia and asserting the real possiblity for affirmative action.

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    One thought on “War in the Blood: Sex, Politics and AIDS in Southeast Asia

    1. Megan Aveni on said:

      While Beyrer credits much of the spread of AIDS in Southeast Asia to prostitution, he does not delve much into the real reasons for so much prostitution in the area. Linking female prostitution mostly to the cultural pressures of women being the providers of families, while that may be true, is only a small part of the problem in my mind. In trying to form a detailed account of the spread of AIDS and hoping to posit some sort of solution, he drastically overlooks the importance and seriousness o [...]

    2. Sierra on said:

      I learned so much from this book. One thing that stands out for me is the tendency for prostitutes to use condoms when they are working but when they finally get married their husbands refuse to wear condoms. Condoms are associated with work, not romance, so they can have a career of AIDS-free sex work only to contract the disease when they get married. A sad irony indeed.

    3. Sonia on said:

      I would never have written my honors thesis on HIV/AIDS in Malaysia had I not read this book early on in my college career. It is a good introduction to HIV/AIDS Epidemiology in Southeast Asia, but you should not rely on it to provide you with a lot of depth. And it's really outdated now.

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