Global Perspectives on Health Geography

HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh

Stigmatized People, Policy and Place

Authors: Paul, Alak

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  • Discusses the lives of vulnerable people in Bangladesh who are at risk of HIV/AIDS infection
  • Addresses the perceptions of civil society and policy planners with respect to vulnerability to HIV
  • Explores HIV policy implementation and HIV prevention strategies in Bangladesh
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This book aims to show the conditions and behaviors of vulnerable and marginalized people in Bangladesh which put them at risk of HIV/AIDS infection, and what their adopted coping strategies are and how these play out. In addition, the book seeks to gain an understanding of the perceptions of civil society and policy planners with respect to vulnerability to HIV, and the necessary mitigation measures. While there is much published literature on the epidemiology and etiology for the most at-risk groups in the region, there has not yet been any in-depth research concerning the socio-cultural and geographic impacts of HIV issues in Bangladesh. Almost all of the literature shows HIV as an epidemiological problem rather than investigating it from a social or cultural point of view, and still less using qualitative methods. The present work is an endeavor to fill these gaps by providing valuable qualitative field data to demonstrate the causes of HIV risk and vulnerability, and to examine the nature of the social and locational context of HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh and to assist with health care policy planning. The book will be of use to students and researchers, studying public health, health geography, medical sociology, medical anthropology, social psychology and social epidemiology, and to professionals in the fields of development, community medicine, health management and social policy.

About the authors

Dr. Alak Paul is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at The University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. He received his MSc from Dhaka University, Bangladesh in 1999 and PhD from University of Durham, UK in 2009. Being an empirical geographer, his research and teaching interest spans over public health; society and environment; disaster management etc. for last twenty years. Dr Paul gives emphasis on marginalized and stigmatized people to his studies using qualitative approach and looks at the everyday geographies of various vulnerable people where he establishes how place play a role in (re)shaping the life of people or environment. He has over 40 peer reviewed research publications in reputed journals along with seven book chapters and four authored and/or edited books to his credit.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh
Book Subtitle
Stigmatized People, Policy and Place
Authors
Series Title
Global Perspectives on Health Geography
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57650-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57650-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-57649-3
Series ISSN
2522-8005
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 180
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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