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HIV and Young People

Risk and Resilience in the Urban Slum

  • Gary┬áJones
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Gary Jones
    Pages 1-13
  3. Gary Jones
    Pages 51-66
  4. Gary Jones
    Pages 97-104
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 105-120

About this book

Introduction

Revisiting the thinking on vulnerability to HIV and risk of infection, this book provides better understanding by considering the risk of HIV infection alongside notions of personal and collective resilience, dignity and humiliation.

The work shows that young people in the urban slum dignify their world and, in doing so, establish priorities and draw on a set of references oftentimes intelligible to them alone. Moreover, humiliation, as an interpersonal event, adds to a sense of vulnerability and lies closely behind choices directly affecting personal health and livelihood. Thus, dignity and humiliation are shown for the first time to have a critical role in health seeking and risky behavior related to HIV, and this is an area in great need of further research. 

The crucial focus of this work is further emphasized by the rapid growth of urban slums, and high rates of HIV among both slum dwellers and young people, who continue to bear the brunt of the AIDS epidemic, thirty years on. 

This comprehensive literature review provides a compelling argument that the time is right to further explore the nexus of risk and resilience from a people-centered perspective. Fresh insight is critical to reach the goal of ending AIDS by 2030.

Keywords

Vulnerability Humiliation Dignity Youth AIDS Health Sex work Transactional sex Migrants Nairobi Peers Poverty Status Behaviour Sub-culture Gender Men who have sex with men Injecting drug use Urbanization Research

Authors and affiliations

  • Gary┬áJones
    • 1
  1. 1.James Cook UniversityCairnsAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26814-9
  • Copyright Information The Author 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-26813-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-26814-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-3698
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-3701
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