May 2015 Academic & Specialist University of Minnesota Press

Quadrant Book

HIV Exceptionalism: Development Through Disease in Sierra Leone Adia Benton


Hardback | May 2015 | University of Minnesota Press | Stocked item (out of stock) | RFB | AUD$118.00, NZD$142.00
Paperback | May 2015 | University of Minnesota Press | 9780816692439 | 200pp | 216x140mm | Stocked item (check) | RFB | AUD$34.99, NZD$42.99

In 2002, Sierra Leone emerged from a decadelong civil war. Seeking international attention and development aid, its government faced a dilemma. Though devastated by conflict, Sierra Leone had a low prevalence of HIV. However, like most African countries, it stood to benefit from a large influx of foreign funds specifically targeted at HIV/AIDS prevention and care. In HIV Exceptionalism Adia Benton chronicles how Sierra Leone reoriented itself as a country suffering from HIV at the expense of other, more pressing health concerns.