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HIV/AIDS, Household Income, and Consumption Dynamics in Malawi

A survey of recent writings on the interactions between the AIDS epidemic and livelihoods in Africa leaves one with the impression that development practitioners, academics, and even casual observers of developments in Africa are hell-bent on pinning…

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Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools: Experience from Mozambique

In the last 20 years HIV/AIDS has progressed from seemingly isolated small epidemics to a more generalized epidemic. In countries hard hit by the epidemic, HIV/AIDS continues to contribute to the problems faced by youth. A serious consequence of the…

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Multisectoral HIV/AIDS Approaches in Africa: How Are They Evolving?

The response to HIV/AIDS in Africa has evolved considerably since the first cases were reported on the continent in the early 1980s. After the initial medical and public health responses through the mid-1990s, there was an enormous expansion in the…

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AIDS, Poverty, and Hunger: An Overview

The AIDS epidemic is a global crisis with impacts that will be felt for decades to come. More than 28 million people have died since the first case was reported in 1981. In 2005, AIDS killed 2.8 million people, and an estimated 4.1 million became…

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Labor Market and Wage Impacts of HIV/AIDS in Rural Malawi

There is a limited but growing literature on direct impacts of HIV/AIDS morbidity and mortality on the livelihoods of poor rural people. Less is known, however, about indirect impacts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the livelihoods of rural communities,…