© 2009

HIV/AIDS in South Africa 25 Years On

Psychosocial Perspectives

  • Poul Rohleder
  • Leslie Swartz
  • Seth C. Kalichman
  • Leickness Chisamu Simbayi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Poul Rohleder, Leslie Swartz, Seth C. Kalichman, Leickness C. Simbayi
    Pages 1-9
  3. Psychosocial Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Suzanne Leclerc-Madlala, Leickness C. Simbayi, Allanise Cloete
      Pages 13-25
    3. Rachel Jewkes
      Pages 27-40
    4. Graham Lindegger, Michael Quayle
      Pages 41-54
    5. Arvin Bhana, Inge Petersen
      Pages 55-68
    6. Linda Richter, Alan Stein, Lucie Cluver, Julia de Kadt
      Pages 69-87
    7. Olive Shisana, Nompumelelo Zungu, Sinawe Pezi
      Pages 89-104
    8. Harriet Deacon, Leana Uys, Rakgadi Mohlahlane
      Pages 105-120
  4. Prevention and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Nicoli Nattrass, Seth C. Kalichman
      Pages 123-134
    3. Kevin Kelly, Mirjam van Donk
      Pages 135-153
    4. Christopher J. Colvin, Steven Robins
      Pages 155-164
    5. Heidi van Rooyen, Linda Richter, Thomas J. Coates, Merridy Boettiger
      Pages 165-182
    6. Mark Tomlinson, Scott Drimie, Leslie Swartz, Poul Rohleder
      Pages 205-220
    7. Catherine Campbell, Yugi Nair, Sbongile Maimane, Andrew Gibbs
      Pages 221-235
    8. Yoesrie Toefy
      Pages 237-251
  5. Persons Living with HIV/AIDS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253

About this book


HIV/AIDS in South Africa 25 Years On

Edited by Poul Rohleder, Leslie Swartz, Seth Kalichman, and Leickness Chisamu Simbayi


Much has happened since the first appearance of AIDS in 1981: it has been identified, studied, and occasionally denied. The virus has shifted host populations and spread globally. Medicine, the social sciences, and world governments have joined forces to combat and prevent the disease. And South Africa has emerged as ground zero for the pandemic.

The editors of HIV/AIDS in South Africa 25 Years On present the South African crisis as a template for addressing the myriad issues surrounding the epidemic worldwide, as the book brings together a widely scattered body of literature, analyzes psychosocial and sexual aspects contributing to HIV transmission and prevention, and delves into complex intersections of race, gender, class, and politics. Including largely overlooked populations and issues (e.g., prisoners, persons with disabilities, stigma), as well as challenges shaping future research and policy, the contributors approach their topics with rare depth, meticulous research, carefully drawn conclusions, and profound compassion. Among the topics covered:

  • The relationship between HIV and poverty, starting from the question, "Which is the determinant and which is the consequence?"
  • Epidemiology of HIV among women and men: concepts of femininity and masculinity, and gender inequities as they affect HIV risk; gender-specific prevention and intervention strategies.
  • The impact of AIDS on infants and young children: risk and protective factors; care of children by HIV-positive mothers; HIV-infected children.
  • Current prevention and treatment projects, including local-level responses, community-based work, and VCT (voluntary counseling and testing) programs.
  • New directions: promoting circumcision, vaccine trials, "positive prevention."
  • South Africa’s history of AIDS denialism.

The urgent lessons in this book apply both globally and locally, making HIV/AIDS in South Africa 25 Years On uniquely instructive and useful for professionals working in HIV/AIDS and global public health. With foreword by Edwin Cameron, Constitutional Court of South Africa.


AIDS Denialism Epidemiology Global Public Health HIV HIV/AIDS Positive Prevention Public Health Social Movements Stigma Treatment gender nutrition prevention religion and spirituality

Editors and affiliations

  • Poul Rohleder
    • 1
  • Leslie Swartz
    • 2
  • Seth C. Kalichman
    • 3
  • Leickness Chisamu Simbayi
    • 4
  1. 1.LondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Springer Science + Business MediaNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Center for HIV Intervention and, PreventionUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  4. 4.Cape TownSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title HIV/AIDS in South Africa 25 Years On
  • Book Subtitle Psychosocial Perspectives
  • Editors Poul Rohleder
    Leslie Swartz
    Seth C. Kalichman
    Leickness Chisamu Simbayi
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-0305-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-8429-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-0306-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 393
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medicine/Public Health, general
    Sociology, general
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