World maps illustrating areas of high poverty largely overlap those of high HIV/AIDS prevalence. It's no coincidence that both poverty and the HIV/AIDS pandemic have run rampant in these last two decades of neoliberalism, as the root causes of both can be found in the economic model.1 The most recent UN figures show the true magnitude of the tragedy: Approximately 40 million people are currently living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or are suffering from illnesses associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). In 2003 alone, 5 million people joined the list of those who tested HIV-positive, and nearly 3 million others died from complications associated with AIDS.
|Title of host publication||The Wages of Empire|
|Subtitle of host publication||Neoliberal Policies, Repression, and Women’s Poverty|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2015|