The Political Economy of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean

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Daphne Phillips


Argues that the political economy of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean is located in the ways in which we have positioned ourselves, or have been inserted, into the world economy over time. It refers to our material existence, the impact of political and economic decision making on our present and future prospects, and the methods by which economic survival is achieved by varying groups of people. The author's position is that the spread and the ravages of HIV/AIDS are outcomes of these decisions and processes. The spread of HIV/AIDS is caused by the fundamental decisions large groups of people have to make and the consequential actions which are necessary for survival.

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Daphne Phillips, Professor of Sociology, University of the Southern Caribbean

Ph.D. Sociology of Health and Medicine, University of Illinois, USA, 1993.