© 2009

AIDS Treatment and Human Rights in Context

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Peris S. Jones
    Pages 1-24
  3. Peris S. Jones
    Pages 73-94
  4. Peris S. Jones
    Pages 95-114
  5. Peris S. Jones
    Pages 115-127
  6. Peris S. Jones
    Pages 145-158
  7. Peris S. Jones
    Pages 159-167
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-201

About this book


The book poses and explores questions about the roles of antiretroviral treatment and human rights in the global AIDS epidemic. A novel approach is used, which places treatment and human rights in the context of global debates, national struggles, and, especially, a case study of the lived experiences within a local community in South Africa.


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About the authors

PERIS S. JONES is a researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research, Oslo, Norway and co-editor of Democratising Development: The Politics of Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa.

Bibliographic information


"An important book. Jones skillfully argues that treatment is replete with paradoxes for both treatment programs and human rights. In South Africa, where his case study is located,ARV rollout has been hotly contested. This is an intriguing and thought provoking book." - Professor Alan Whiteside, Director of Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

"Challenging and thought-provoking, this deeply reflective text considers the conceptual and practical issues in the long struggle for AIDS treatment. From a human rights vantage point, this exploration of the personal, economic, social, cultural and political dimensions of access to AIDS treatment in South Africa offers important insights useful to all country contexts." - Sofia Gruskin, Director of the Program on International Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health