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  1. International symposium : social sciences and AIDS in Africa : review and prospects. Volume 1 Papers

    This document is a compilation of papers presented at a international seminar. The seminar examined issues of HIV/AIDS from a social sciences perspective. The themes discussed are organized into two volumes. The first volume covers: 1) the epidemic and its social, cultural and political implications; 2) models and projections with regard to HIV/AIDS and ideological methods and challenges; and 3) social practices, living conditions, and vulnerability. The second volume deals with issues of responsibility for AIDS --- actors, institutions, etc. and scientific and ethnical concerns. Papers presented at roundtables organized during the seminar are also contained in this volume. These cover such topics as: AIDS in extreme situations; assuming responsibility for, and associating with persons living with HIV/AIDS, institutional and non-institutional actors in the control of AIDS.

  2. African network on ethics, law and HIV. Proceedings of the intercountry consultation, Dakar, Senegal, 27 June - 1 July 1994

    This volume is derived from a consultation on ethics, law and HIV/AIDS that was convened in Dakar, Senegal, in 1994. It is divided into 4 parts. The first part deals with ethical and legal issues relating to the HIV/AIDS epidemic drawing upon experiences in the different countries. The second part consists of thematic papers prepared by experts which serve as an introduction to the discussions on a number of key issues including: ethical principles and practice in response to the HIV epidemic; HIV/AIDS, public health and individual rights and confidentiality; HIV/AIDS and law. In the third part, three subjects are treated: 1)the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Rwanda tragedy, 2)religious values in the context of the epidemic; and 3)community response to the epidemic. The last section reports on working groups findings pertaining to strategies for the establishment of an African Network on Ethics, Law and HIV.

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