Degree Granting Department
David Himmelgreen, Ph.D.
Ricardo Izurieta, M.D., Dr.PH, MPH
Nancy Romero-Daza, Ph.D.
applied anthropology, drug users, HIV/AIDS patients, men who have sex with men, sex workers
International aid organizations and wealthy nations have contributed billions to combat the spread and treatment of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa; however, these programs have been critiqued for not addressing the socioeconomic and cultural context of the epidemic, instead relying upon generalized approaches. The prevalence rate in Zanzibar, Tanzania is low in the general population, but high among vulnerable segments of Zanzibari society, resulting in interventions focusing on particular groups (e.g. sex workers, drug users, and men who have sex with men). Through interviews with government agencies, non-profit organizations, medical professionals, vulnerable populations, and HIV/AIDS patients, this paper examines how local realities inform and challenge HIV/AIDS programming in Zanzibar.
Scholar Commons Citation
Ahmed, Naheed, "Contextualizing HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Programs in Zanzibar, Tanzania" (2011). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.