GGRB28H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Haitian Americans, Blood Transfusion, Gender Inequality

36 views4 pages
Published on 5 Jul 2012
Lecture 3 Reading
Farmer chapter 4
-Many doctors thought magic ritual provides means of transfer of blood and secretion
from person to person
-Women have been known to introduce menstrual blood into the food and drink of
their partner to prevent them from ‘straying’
-Local interpretations of Aids often hinged on allegations of sorcery
-In 1982 US public health officials inferred that Haitians qua Haitians were some way
at risk of aids and suggested they would research to find the culprit
-aids was leading cause of death among adults between 20-49
-Research present there left little doubt that in urban Haiti, at least a new state of
immunodeficiency was striking increasing numbers of young adults, especially men
- There were many Haitian and American men who had aids and the researchers were
confused with causes but knew it was caused by the same organism
-Port au Prince was common place for male and female prostitution
-Haitian men were found to have been having sexual contact with American men
-Increasing number of women started to report infection
-The association with a history of blood transfusion seemed be greater in Haiti than in
the United States
-Haitian origin of AIDS has led to wave of anti-Haitian discrimination
-there was collaboration claims that HIV was not easily spread by nonsexual contact
-prevalence of HIV was highest in children with parents who had AIDS, especially
children less than one year old
-difficult to assess HIV with other diseases because deaths due to diarrheal disease
has been a long commonplace in Haiti
-epidemiology only gives a small idea of how and why AIDS spread in HIV but is not a
clear explanation of it.
-for Haitian American individuals the common factors for HIV was not the case such as
-since heterosexual males are having homosexual experiences the heterosexual
transmission is higher in Haiti compared to America
-HIV for women to men are inefficiently transmitted
-With the passage of time then it became increasingly clear that HIV was
heterosexually transmitted, especially from men to women
-During the past five years Haiti, especially Port au Prince has become popular
holiday resort for Americans who are homosexual, homosexual prostitution common
-There used be a gay subculture in Haiti and tailored to many gay individuals
Farmer Chapter 5
-Peligre basin region may be poorest in Haiti
-Thousands of villagers were flooded out after the damn was build in 1956
- Many families rely on small agriculture to survive even after generations
-started to diagnose natives of Do Kay for Aids they shared two risk factors: inequality
and poverty
-Most area residents shared single socioeconomic status, poverty conjugal unions
with non peasants reflect women's quest for some measure of economic security
- Local inequality is for truck drivers or soldiers who were with local peasants
Unlock document

This preview shows page 1 of the document.
Unlock all 4 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Get OneClass Notes+

Unlimited access to class notes and textbook notes.

YearlyBest Value
75% OFF
$8 USD/m
$30 USD/m
You will be charged $96 USD upfront and auto renewed at the end of each cycle. You may cancel anytime under Payment Settings. For more information, see our Terms and Privacy.
Payments are encrypted using 256-bit SSL. Powered by Stripe.