HIV/AIDS in Africa

book cover AIDS in the twenty-first centuryWorld AIDS Day on December 1 has adopted the slogan  'Live and let live', the theme of the World AIDS Campaign 2002-2003. The campaign focuses on eliminating stigma and discrimination, the major obstacles to effective HIV/AIDS prevention and care. The Library, Documentation and Information Department of the African Studies Centre has compiled  this web dossier on HIV/AIDS in Africa to coincide with World AIDS Day 2003.

The dossier contains a selection of titles from the library's online catalogue, as well as selected web links on HIV/AIDS in Africa. It covers monographs, articles and chapters from edited works published in the last five years (1999-2003), which are arranged in three sections: Africa (general), South Africa, and Other African countries. Within each section, titles are arranged by year of publication and, within each year, alphabetically by title. Each title links directly with the corresponding record in the online catalogue, which provides a more detailed description of all the titles as well as abstracts of articles and edited works.

For further information about the dossier, please contact the library information desk or phone: +31 (0)71 5273354.


No other region in the world has been as hard hit by HIV/AIDS as Sub-Saharan Africa, which is home to nearly three-quarters of the people living with HIV/AIDS in the world today. The epidemic began to spread in the late 1970s and early 1980s, starting in a band from West Africa across to the Indian Ocean, before moving to the southern countries, where its prevalence is now highest.                                                                           


(Source: UNAIDS Figures 2001)

At the end of 2002, there were more than 29 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa living with HIV/AIDS. Nearly 10 million of them were young people between the ages of 15 and 24. Almost three million were children under the age of 15. South Africa, with five million,  has the most cases in the world, while Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, with figures exceeding 25 per cent, have the highest percentage of people who are HIV positive.

AIDS is now the leading cause of death in Africa, having overtaken malaria as the continent's main killer. The UN estimates that more than 20 million people have now died of AIDS, the majority of them in Africa. In 2002, AIDS killed about 2.4 million adults in Sub-Saharan Africa and the death toll is expected to continue to rise, with the worst still to come during the next decade.

Many countries are beginning to improve their preventative efforts, but the current prevalence of the disease means that even an extremely successful campaign will only gradually reduce the death rate.  At the 2001 Special Session on HIV/AIDS of the United Nations General Assembly, 189 member states adopted the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, reflecting global consensus for a comprehensive framework for effective action to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of halting and beginning to reverse the epidemic by 2015.

Currently, five to six million people infected with HIV in the developing world need access to antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to survive. Only 300,000 are receiving them at present. To address this emergency,  the WHO, together with UNAIDS and other partners, has launched the '3 by 5 Initiative', aimed at getting three million people on ARVs by the end of 2005. The recent fall in the cost of antiretroviral drugs has been a major factor in the South African government's change of strategy. The country has long been accused of not doing enough to fight the disease despite having the largest number of HIV/AIDS cases in the world. But on 19 November 2003, the South African government decided to provide free ARVs in public hospitals and clinics and to establish a network of centres for the distribution of ARVs.


Africa (General)

AIDS-Waisen in Afrika / Maria Groos .
In: Internationales Afrikaforum: (2003)Jg. 39, Quart. 1, S. 59-62.

How will HIV/AIDS transform African governance? / Alex de Waal .
In: African Affairs: (2003)vol. 102, no. 406, p. 1-23.

Racism, HIV/AIDS and Africa: some issues revisited / Mary Crewe & Peter Aggleton .
In: South African Journal of International Affairs: (2003)vol. 10, no. 1, p. 139-149.

The crisis of southern African countries / Sharad Sapra .
In: Internationales Afrikaforum: (2003)Jg. 39, Quart. 1, S. 55-57.

The economics of HIV/AIDS: a survey / Edoardo Gaffeo .
In: Development Policy Review: (2003)vol. 21, no. 1, p. 27-49 : graf., tab.

The impact of HIV-AIDS on African economies / Fred Ahwireng-Obeng & George Akkussah . - Pretoria, Africa Institute of South Africa, 2003. - (Research paper ; 67)

AIDS and society / ed. Jeremy Seekings & Donald Skinner . - Rondebosch, 2002. - (Social Dynamics, ISSN 0253-3952; vol. 28, no. 1 (Summer 2002))  

AIDS in the twenty-first century : disease and globalization / Tony Barnett & Alan Whiteside . - Houndmills [etc.], Palgrave MacMillan, 2002.

Gevecht tegen AIDS : de derde ronde: 1998-2001 / red. Els Klinkert & Martin Sloot . - [Den Haag],  MInisterie van Buitenlandse Zaken, Ontwikkelingssamenwerking, 2002.

Governance, globalisation and the HIV epidemic in Africa / Elizabeth Reid .
In: The Australasian Review of African Studies: (2002)vol. 24, no. 2, p. 26-37.

Parliament and the AIDS budget : resources for community empowerment / ed. Jeff Balch . - Amsterdam [etc.], AWEPA, 2002.

Poverty, AIDS and street children in East Africa / ed. by C. Kibassa, J. Lugalla & G. Colleta . - Lewiston, N.Y. [etc.], Edwin Mellen Press, 2002. - (Studies in African health and medicine ; 10)

Using human rights to change tradition : traditional practices harmful to women's reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa / Corinne Angeline Agnès Packer . - Antwerpen [etc.], Intersentia, 2002. - (School of Human Rights Research series ; vol. 13)

book cover A broken landscape: HIV & AIDS in AfricaA broken landscape : HIV & AIDS in Africa / Gideon Mendel & Chris Boot . - London, Network Photographers, 2001.

Aids and the next generation : from national policy to local implementation : Northern Province, South Africa, 27-29 November 2000 /  ed. Jeff Balch . - Amsterdam [etc.], AWEPA, 2001.

AIDS in Africa : broadening the perspectives / Hansjörg Dilger... [et al.]. - Hamburg, Institut für Afrika-Kunde, 2001. - (Afrika Spectrum, ISSN 0002-0397 ; Jg. 36, H. 1)

Combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa through proper implementation of treaty-law on trade aspects of intellectual property rights / A. O. Adede .
In: African Yearbook of International Law: (2001)vol. 8, p. 351-377.

Genre et SIDA / Nathalie Lydie & Michel Garenne . - Paris, Centre français sur la population et le développement (CEPED), 2001. - (Les dossiers du CEPED ; no. 67)

L'infection à VIH/sida en Afrique subsaharienne, bilan géographique de deux décennies épidémiques / Jeanne Marie Amat-Roze .
In: Bulletin des séances / Académie royale des sciences d'outre-mer: (2001)année 47, no. 2, p. 111-128 : fig., graf., krt., tab.

Politics and AIDS in Africa: research agendas in political science and international relations / Catherine Boone & Jake Batsell .
In: Africa Today: (2001)vol. 48, no. 2, p. 3-33.

Economics of HIV/AIDS /  guest ed. G. Mwabu & D. Mahadea . - Pretoria, Economic Society of South Africa, 2000. - (South African Journal of economics, ISSN 0038-2280 ; vol. 68, no. 5)

Femmes en temps de SIDA : expériences d'Afrique / Laurent Vidal . - Paris, Presses universitaires de France, 2000. - (Politique d'aujourd'hui)

L'épidémie du VIH/SIDA en Afrique: état des lieux / Nathalie Lydié .
In: Afrique contemporaine: (2000)no. 195, p. 73-90 : graf., krt.

Overview: HIV/AIDS in Africa: global & local inequalities & responsibilities / Carolyn Baylies .
In: Review of African Political Economy: (2000)vol. 27, no. 86, p. 487-500.

Qu'est-ce que traiter le SIDA en Afrique? / Laurent Vidal & Philippe Msellati .
In: Afrique contemporaine: (2000)no. 195, p. 91-104.                                                                                             

SIDA : la sale infection qui décourage l'Afrique /  Syfia International . - Montpellier [etc.], Publibook, cover SIDA: la sale infection qui d??courage l'Afrique

Targeting men for a change : AIDS discourse and activism in Africa / Janet Bujra .
In: Agenda: (2000)no. 44, p. 6-23 : foto's.

The continuing HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa / Olikoye Ransome-Kuti .
In: Nigerian Journal of International Affairs: (2000)vol. 26, no. 2, p. 93-104.

Un continent se meurt : la tragédie du Sida en Afrique / Monique Gehler . - Paris, Stock, 2000.

AIDS and agriculture in Africa : can agricultural policy make a difference? / J. du Guerny .
In: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture: (1999)no. 25, p. 12-19 : fig., krt., tab.

Des groupes à risque à la vulnérabilité des populations africaines, discours sur une pandémie / Karine Delaunay .
In: Autrepart: (1999)no. 12, p. 37-51.

Histories of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa / ed. Philip Setel, Milton Lewis & Maryinez Lyons . - Westport, Conn. [etc.], Greenwood Press, 1999. - (Contributions in medical studies ; no. 44)

Intensifying action against HIV/AIDS in Africa : responding to a development crisis /  World Bank . - Washington, D.C., World Bank, 1999.

International partnership in the fight against AIDS : addressing need and redressing injustice? / Carolyn Baylies .
In: Review of African Political Economy: (1999)vol. 26, no. 81, p. 387-394.                                                                   

Politiques publiques du SIDA en Afrique / Dominique Kereoudan & Fred Eboko . - Talence, Centre d'étude d'Afrique noire, 1999. - (Travaux et documents ; no. 61-62)

The foundations of sustainable development in Africa : ten trends and one conundrum / Jerome M. Wolgin .
In: Sustainable development in Africa : prospects for the 21st century / Valentine Udoh James, ed. -. San Francisco, Cal. [etc.] :(1999), p. 9-22.

Vivre et penser le SIDA en Afrique : experiencing and understanding AIDS in Africa / Charles Becker... [et al.] . - Paris [etc.], Karthala [etc.], 1999. - (Hommes et sociétés)

South Africa

HIV/AIDS in prison : problems, policies and potential / K. C. Goyer . - Pretoria, Institute of Security Studies, 2003. - (ISS monograph series ; no. 79)

Infant formula preparation by rural and semi-rural women in South Africa / Stephanie Dorosko & Nigel Rollins .
In: Food Policy: (2003)vol. 28, no. 2, p. 117-130 : tab.

Letting them die : why HIV/AIDS prevention programmes fail / Catherine Campbell . - Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 2003. - (African issues)

Planning for a 'positive' future : HIV/AIDS as an integral component of urban development in South Africa / Mirjam Van Donk .
In: Urban Forum: (2003)vol. 14, no. 1, p. 3-25 : tab.

The impact of HIV-AIDS on African economies / Fred Ahwireng-Obeng & George Akkussah . - Pretoria, Africa Institute of South Africa, 2003. - (Research paper ; 67)

AIDS and society / ed. Jeremy Seekings & Donald Skinner . - Rondebosch, 2002. - (Social dynamics, ISSN 0253-3952; vol. 28, no. 1 (Summer 2002))

AIDS in context / guest ed. Peter Delius & Liz Walker . - Abingdon, Carfax Publishing, 2002. - (African Studies, ISSN 0002-0814 ; vol. 61, no. 1 (July 2002))

Die, the beloved countries: human security and HIV/AIDS in Africa / Pieter Fourie & Martin Schönteich .
In: Politeia: (2002)vol. 21, no. 2, p. 6-30 : graf., tab.

The government's obligation to provide anti-retrovirals to HIV-positive pregnant women in an African human rights context : the South African Nevirapine case / Evarist Baimu .
In: African Human Rights Law Journal: (2002)vol. 2, no. 1, p. 160-174.

The right to health care, the best interests of the child, and AIDS in South Africa and Malawi / Caroline M. A. Nicholson .
In: The Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa: (2002)vol. 35, no. 3, p. 351-376.

cover Agenda no. 53 (2002)What kind of future can we make: education, youth and HIV/AIDS / guest ed. Relebohile Moletsane . - Durban, s.n., 2002. - (Agenda, ISSN 1013-0950 ; no. 53 (2002))

AIDS in Zuid-Afrika : een inventarisatie van de oorzaken en gevolgen van de explosieve groei van AIDS / Laura Scholte . - s.l., s.n., 2001.

Briefing: riding the tiger: contextualizing HIV prevention in South Africa / Catherine Campbell & Brian Williams .
In: African Affairs: (2001)vol. 100, no. 398, p. 135-140.

Children of AIDS : Africa's orphan crisis / Emma Guest . - London [etc.], Pluto, 2001.

Confronting HIV/AIDS in South African prisons / K. C. Goyer & Jeff Gow .
In: Politikon: (2001)vol. 28, no. 2, p. 195-206 : graf., tab.

AIDS prevention : how much does it cost? / Christopher Desmond .
In: Africana Bullet
In: (2000)no. 48, p. 161-201 : fig., tab.

HIV/AIDS : political expediency or dynamic interventions? / Gary Adler .
In: Indicator South Africa: (2000)vol. 17, no. 1, p. 67-73.

HIV/AIDS and equal opportunities in the workplace : the implications of the Employment Equity Act / Charles Ngwena .
In: The Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa: (2000)vol. 33, no. 1, p. 96-113.

On prostitution, STDs and the law in South Africa : the State as pimp / John M. Luiz & Leon Roets .
In: Journal of Contemporary African Studies: (2000)vol. 18, no. 1, p. 21-38 : fig.

Reconceptualising issues around HIV & breastfeeding advice : findings from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa / Gill Seidel .
In: Review of African Political Economy: (2000)vol. 27, no. 86, p. 501-518.

Safe sects? : dynamic religion and AIDS in South Africa / Robert C. Garner .
In: The Journal of Modern African Studies: (2000)vol. 38, no. 1, p. 41-69 : fig., graf., tab.

Women and AIDS in South Africa : a challenge to the new national AIDS programme / Marie Monique Moleon .
In: Africa Insight: (2000)vol. 29, no. 3/4, p. 39-43 : foto, tab.

Women, AIDS, and the female condom : preventing HIV in southern Africa / Ida Susser .
In: African visions : literary images, political change, and social struggle in contemporary Africa/ ed. by Cheryl B. Mwaria, Silvia Federici, and Joseph McLaren. -  Westport, Conn. Greenwood Press: (2000), p. 137-152.

HIV in the workplace : protecting rights to equality and privacy / Charles Ngwena .
In: South African Journal on Human Rights: (1999)vol. 15, pt. 4, p. 513-540.

Other African countries

Family transfers in a subsistence economy and under a high incidence of HIV/AIDS : the case of rural Malawi / Mike Mathambo Mtika .
In: Journal of Contemporary African Studies: (2003)vol. 21, no. 1, p. 69-92 : tab.

HIV/AIDS, African sexuality and the problem of representation in Zimbabwean literature / Maurice Taonezvi Vambe .
In: Journal of Contemporary African Studies: (2003)vol. 21, no. 3, p. 473-488.

Orphans' household circumstances and access to education in a maturing HIV epidemic in eastern Zimbabwe / Constance A. Nyamukapa, Geoff Foster & Simon Gregson .
In: Journal of Social Development in Africa: (2003)vol. 18, no. 2, p. 7-32 : graf., tab.

Tackling HIV/AIDS and related stigma in Swaziland through education / Ackson M. Kanduza .
In: Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review: (2003)vol. 19, no. 2, p. 75-87.

Traditional cultural practices of imparting sex education and the fight against HIV/AIDS: the case of initiation ceremonies for girls in Zambia / Augustus K. Kapungwe .
In: African Sociological Review: (2003)vol. 7, no. 1, p. 35-52 : tab.

book cover Connaissances et attitudes face au VIH/SIDAConnaissances et attitudes face au VIH/SIDA / Myriam de Loenzien . - Paris [etc.], L'Harmattan, 2002. - (Collection populations)

Involving Zimbabwe's youth in its own health and development in the HIV/AIDS era : problem identification among out of school youths in Lower Gweru, Zimbabwe. - Harare [etc.], University of Zimbabwe [etc.], 2002.

Is overpopulation still the problem? : global discourse and reproductive health challenges in the time of HIV/AIDS / Lisa Ann Richey . - Copenhagen, Centre for Development Research, 2002.

The impact of AIDS on rural households in Africa : a shock like any other? / Carolyn Baylies .
In: Development and Change: (2002)vol. 33, no. 4, p. 611-632.

The moving frontier of AIDS in Uganda : contexts, texts, and concepts / George Clement Bond & Joan Vincent .
In: Contested terrains and constructed categories : contemporary Africa in focus/ ed. by George Clement Bond and Nigel C. Gibson. Boulder, Col. [etc.] : Westview Press: (2002), p. 345-363 : krt.

The right to health care, the best interests of the child, and AIDS in South Africa and Malawi / Caroline M. A. Nicholson .
In: The Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa: (2002)vol. 35, no. 3, p. 351-376.

The urban to rural migration of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC's) in Zambia / Daniel Reijer . - s.l., s.n., 2002.

AIDS in Malawi: contemporary discourse and cultural continuities / Peter G. Forster .
In: African Studies: (2001)vol. 60, no. 2, p. 245-261.

AIDS in Swaziland: the battle from within / John L. Daly .
In: African Studies Review: (2001)vol. 44, no. 1, p. 21-35.

Communication between mothers and their adolescent daughters on the subject of sexuality and HIV/AIDS in Uganda / Nakkazi Damalie . - Addis Ababa, OSSREA, 2001.

Gender, tradition, sexual diversity and aids in postcolonial southern Africa: some suggestions for research / Saskia E. Wieringa . - The Hague, Institute of Social Studies, 2001.

HIV/AIDS in Zuidelijk Afrika / Marcella Bos; red. Udo Sprang & Kier Schuringa . - Amsterdam, Nederlands Instituut voor Zuidelijk Afrika, 2001.

HIV/AIDS lessons from Botswana / Hadgu Bariagaber... [et al.]. - Gaborone, University of Botswana, 2001. - (Pula, ISSN 0256-2316 ; vol. 15, no. 2)

HIV/AIDS, poverty, and elderly women in urban Zimbabwe / Gladys Bindura-Mutangadura .
In: SAFERE: (2001)vol. 4/5, no. 2/1, p. 93-105 : tab.

In the shadow of death : HIV/AIDS and children's rights in Kenya / Joanne Csete & Wilder Tayler . - New York, NY [etc.], Human Rights Watch, 2001.

Knowledge and sexual behavioral patterns related to HIV/AIDS among commercial sex workers in Kampala / Simon Sentumbwe . - Addis Ababa, OSSREA, 2001.

Marital sexuality in the context of HIV/AIDS : an insight into preventive behaviour among Maragoli women of western Kenya / Allan Korongo .
In: Demographic studies. Nairobi : Institut français de recherche en Afrique: (2001), p. 1-41 : tab.

Poetry and AIDS in Tanzania : changing metaphors and metonymies in Haya oral traditions / Aldin Kaizilege Mutembei . - Leiden, Research School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies, Leiden University, 2001. - (CNWS publications ; vol. 101)

Population mobility and multi-partner sex in Botswana : implications for the spread of HIV/AIDS / Kempe Ronald Hope, Sr. - s.l., s.n., 2001. - (Overdr. uit: African Journal of Reproductive Health ; vol. 5, no. 3, 2001, p. [73]-83)

Trends of HIV infection in the Kagera region of Tanzania 1987-2000 / Gideon Kwesigabo . - Umeå [etc.], Umeå Universitet [etc.], 2001. - (Umeå university medical dissertations ; new series no. 710)

"Twelve years of HIV/AIDS in Ghana: puzzles of interpretation / Samuel Agyei-Mensah .
In: Canadian Journal of African Studies: (2001)vol. 35, no. 3, p. 441-472 : graf., krt.

AIDS ist ein Unfall": Metaphern und Bildlichkeit in AIDS-Diskursen Tansanias / Hansjörg Dilger .
In: Afrika Spectrum: (2000)Jg. 35, H. 2, p. 165-182.

book cover AIDS, sexuality and gender in AfricaA price to pay / Hasiya Mohammed . - Apapa, Nayee Publishing Company, 2000.

AIDS, sexuality and gender in Africa : collective strategies and struggles in Tanzania and Zambia / Carolyn Baylies & Janet Bujra [ed] . - London [etc.], Routledge, 2000. - (Social aspects of aids)

Allaitement et VIH en Afrique de l'Ouest : de l'anthropologie à la santé publique / sous la dir. de Alice Desclaux & Bernard Taverne . - Paris, Karthala, 2000. - (Médecines du monde, Anthropologie comparée de la maladie)

Consensus national et identité morale : le SIDA comme analyseur de la societé égyptienne / Jean Noël Ferrié & Saâdia Radi .
In: Monde arabe: (2000)no. 167, p. 32-37.

Coping or struggling? : a journey into the impact of HIV/AIDS in southern Africa / Gabriel Rugalema .
In: Review of African Political Economy: (2000)vol. 27, no. 86, p. 537-545 : graf., tab.

Covenant with death: the attitude of churches in Botswana towards the use of condoms by Christians, and its social implications / James N. Amanze .
In: Botswana Notes and Records: (2000)vol. 32, p. 201-208.

Debt relief & social investment : linking the HIPC initiative to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa : the case of Zambia / Fantu Cheru .
In: Review of African Political Economy: (2000)vol. 27, no. 86, p. 519-535 : tab.

Gender sensitivity and development in health policies : a case study of HIV/AIDS policies in Kenya / Henrica Nasirumbi .
In: Africa in transformation : political and economic transformations and socio-economic development responses in Africa / ed. by Kwesi Kwaa Prah and Abdel Ghaffar Mohammed Ahmed. - Addis Ababa : OSSREA. -: (2000), p. 299-307.

HIV/AIDS and ethical issues in Tanzania / M. C. Mukoyogo .
In: Eastern Africa Law Review: (2000)vol. 20/27, p. 100-114.

Legislative aspects in relation to HIV/AIDS prevention in Zimbabwe / Iris Shiripinda.
In: SAFERE: (2000)vol. 4, no. 1, p. 37-44.

Les affres de l'existence et quatre autres pièces de théâtre / Zégoua Gbessi Nokan . - Abidjan, PUCI, 2000. - (Écriture dramatique)

Mwendanjangula! : Aids in Zambia / Geert van Kesteren & Arthur van Amerongen . - Amsterdam, Mets en Schilt, 2000.

Prostitution in Malawi and the HIV/AIDS risk / Peter G. Forster .
In: Nordic Journal of African Studies: (2000)vol. 9, no. 1, p. 1-19.

SADC/EU Seminar on the rights of the child in a world with HIV and AIDS, 23rd-25th October 2000 Harare, Zimbabwe / Southern African Development Community. - s.l., SADC, 2000.

Secrecy and ambiguity : home care for people living with HIV/AIDS in Ghana / Maud Radstake . - Leiden, African Studies Centre, 2000. - (Research reports ; 59)

Tanzania: AIDS care - learning from experience / Soori Nnko... [et al.]
In: Review of African Political Economy: (2000)vol. 27, no. 86, p. 547-557 : graf., tab.

The continuing HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa / Olikoye Ransome-Kuti .
In: Nigerian Journal of International Affairs: (2000)vol. 26, no. 2, p. 93-104.

The cost of AIDS to three manufacturing firms in Côte d'Ivoire / Laurent Aventin & Pierre Huard
In: Journal of African Economies: (2000)vol. 9, no. 2, p. 161-188 : fig., tab.

Une crise épidémiologique dans les sociétés de post-apartheid: le SIDA en Afrique du Sud et en Namibie / Didier Fassin .
In: Afrique contemporaine: (2000)no. 195, p. 105-115 : tab.

"Besser der Vorhang im Haus als die Fahne im Wind" : Geld, AIDS und Moral im ländlichen Tanzania / Hansjörg Dilger . - Hamburg, Lit Verlag, 1999. - (Spektrum ; 62, Berliner Reihe zu Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik in Entwicklungsländern)

A plague of paradoxes : AIDS, culture, and demography in northern Tanzania / Philip W. Setel . - Chicago [etc.], University of Chicago Press, 1999. - (Worlds of desire)

AIDS in Simbabwe : Armut oder Tradition als Ursache der raschen Verbreitung? : die Wahrnehmung Professioneller und Betroffener / Christine Bürger . - Münster, Lit, 1999. - (Studien zur afrikanischen Geschichte ; Bd. 24)

AIDS und Tabu : zur soziokulturellen Konstruktion von AIDS bei den Luo in Westkenia / Annerose Hammer . - Hamburg, Lit, 1999. - (Spektrum ; 54, Berliner Reihe zu Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik in book cover AIDS und TabuEntwicklungsländern)

An overview of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and its impact on Botswana / Patricia Farrow .
In: Botswana Notes and Records: (1999)vol. 31, p. 143-149.

Desire and death : history through ritual practice in Kilimanjaro / Päivi Hasu . - [Helsinki, Finnish Anthropological Society], 1999. - (Suomen Antropologisen Seuran toimituksia ; no. 42)

Empirical evidence of the spread of HIV/AIDS in a rural area in Cameroon (Africa) / Ajaga Nji .
In: African Anthropology: (1999)vol. 6, no. 1, p. 32-54 : graf.

HIV/AIDS in southern Africa : the threat to development / Helen Jackson... [et al.] . - London, CIIR, 1999. - (Comment)

Knowledge of AIDS among Ariaal pastoralists of northern Kenya / Eric Abella Roth... [et al.]
In: Nomadic Peoples: (1999)n.s., vol. 3, issue 2, p. 161-175 : graf., krt., tab.

La religion préserve-t-elle du SIDA? : des congrégations religieuses congolaises face à la pandémie de l'infection par le VIH / Marc Éric Gruénais .
In: Cahiers d'études africaines: (1999)vol. 39, cah. 154, p. 253-270.

Legal framework in Malawi : laws that affect women and children with HIV/AIDS / Marshal Chilenga . - s.l., UNAIDS, 1999.

Logiques et contradictions internationales dans le champ du SIDA au Cameroun / Fred Eboko .
In: Autrepart: (1999)no. 12, p. 123-140.

Mchape '95, or, the sudden fame of Billy Goodson Chisupe: healing, social memory and the enigma of the public sphere in post-Banda Malawi / Peter Probst .
In: Africa / International African Institute: (1999)vol. 69, no. 1, p. 108-138 : krt.

Secret médical et exigences de santé publique : cas du SIDA / Naziha Boussouf Hamana .
In: Revue algérienne des sciences juridiques économiques et politiques: (1999)vol. 37, no. 2, p. 45-54.

The AIDS epidemic and women's land rights in Tanzania / Ambreena S. Manji .
In: Recht in Afrika: (1999)H. 1, p. 31-49.

The AIDS pandemic, the prophet Billy Chisupe, and the democratization process in Malawi / Matthew Schoffeleers .
In: Journal of Religion in Africa: (1999)vol. 29, no. 4, p. 406-441.

The potential impact of HIV/AIDS on agrarian societies : the case of Tiv of Central Nigeria / Mbakeren P. Dimah & Agber Dimah .In: Sustainable development in Africa : prospects for the 21st century / Valentine Udoh James, ed. San Francisco, Cal. [etc.] :(1999), p. 97-109.

The role of indigenous healers in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Botswana : a chaos theoretical perspective / A. M. J. Leusenkamp . - s.l., s.n., 1999.

Selected web links

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Africa pages of this international HIV & AIDS charity.  AIDS in Africa summary, information on the impact of HIV/AIDS, treatment, personal stories, AIDS orphans, statistics, etc.

African Journal of AIDS Research
Journal on the social dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa, with abstracts online. Based at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

African Council of AIDS Service Organizations, a network of NGOs, community-based organizations, groups of people living with HIV/AIDS and other interested groups. Has a directory, by country, African HIV Directory of Community-based Health Care.

An HIV/AIDS portal for southern Africa. Extensive information for researchers, the health profession, the public, infected individuals, educators and policy-makers. Daily news updates, full text documents, events, links to HIV/AIDS-related sources.  Maintained by the South Afircan Medical Research Council.

BBC HIV/AIDS Season Programme
Information on a series of BBC World Service programmes (November 2003) on HIV/AIDS; in-depth reports and debate.

PLusNews Country Profiles
Country Profile series for 17 Sub-Saharan African countries providing  contact details for AIDS organizations on the ground and a status report on existing legislation and national AIDS programmes in each country surveyed. Compiled by IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks), part of the UN Office for the Coordinaiton of Humanitarian Affairs.

Top AIDS Headlines
Headlines on HIV/AIDS from newspapers, news agencies and publications all over the African continent.

United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.  Site contains many full text documents, country fact sheets, press releases, speeches, video/sound clips, conferences, bibliographic databases, powerpoint slides, software,  statistics, etc.

World Health Organization
Has extensive information on Africa, press releases, statistical information on incidences of disease by region, and the WHO Library Digest for Africa which has articles on African health matters. Has epidemiological fact sheets containing the most recent country-specific data on HIV/AIDS prevalence.
Main site:
Regional office for Africa: