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Modernizing Sexuality: U.S. HIV Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa

Anne Esacove


Stepping outside of the normal boundaries of HIV scholarship, Modernizing Sexuality shows how Western idealizations of normative sexuality and the power of modernity come together in U.S. prevention policy in ways that actually exacerbate HIV risk, particularly for women. The book begins with an overview of the historical, epidemiological, and theoretical underpinnings of U.S. HIV-prevention policy in sub-Saharan Africa and Malawi, as well as a review of U.S. global prevention efforts, beginning with the Reagan administration. The second chapter introduces the risk narratives conveyed in offic ... More

Keywords: HIV/AIDS prevention, public health, sexuality, gender, sexual behavior, Malawi, sub-Saharan Africa, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), modernization, narrative

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199933617
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199933617.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Esacove, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Muhlenberg College