How is the concept of culture relevant to the study of AIDS? How can social science methods be used to uncover the epidemiology of the disease and how can social scientists deploy what they learn to help solve the problems it poses?
This volume explores and provides provocative insights into these three vital questions. By examining research on various cultural groups and in different countries, the authors offer insight into how to identify the distinct ways different groups respond to the threat of the disease. They demonstrate that a close look at the culture and psychology of a society can inspire effective ways of education, intervention and arrest of the transmission of the virus.