Mistreated: The Political Consequences of the Fight Against AIDS in Lesotho (Hardcover)

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As global health institutions and aid donors expanded HIV treatment throughout Africa, they rapidly scaled up programs, projects, and organizations meant to address HIV and AIDS. Yet these efforts did not simply have biological effects: in addition to extending lives and preventing further infections, treatment scale-up initiated remarkable political and social shifts.

In Lesotho, which has the world's second highest HIV prevalence, HIV treatment has had unintentional but pervasive political costs, distancing citizens from the government, fostering distrust of health programs, and disrupting the social contract. Based on ethnographic observation between 2008 and 2014, this book chillingly anticipates the political violence and instability that swept through Lesotho in 2014.

This book is a recipient of the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Prize from Vanderbilt University Press for the best book in the area of medicine.

About the Author

Nora Kenworthy is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell and an adjunct assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Washington Seattle.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780826521545
ISBN-10: 0826521541
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Pages: 256
Language: English