Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
India's RisksDemocratizing the Management of Threats to Environment, Health, and Values$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Raphaelle Moor and M.V. Rajeev Gowda

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199450459

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450459.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 10 December 2018

Culture in and of HIV/AIDS Risk Management in India

Culture in and of HIV/AIDS Risk Management in India

(p.128) 6 Culture in and of HIV/AIDS Risk Management in India
India's Risks

Ajay Bailey

Oxford University Press

This chapter employs an organizing framework drawn from anthropology to examine the ‘culture of’ and the ‘culture in’ HIV/AIDS. Building on a case study in Goa, this chapter first looks at the ‘culture of’ HIV/AIDs; this refers to the organizational culture that has developed to handle this epidemic and the norms, assumptions, and priorities encoded in national policies and intervention strategies. In examining ‘culture in’ HIV/AIDS risk management, this chapter shows how the cultural construction of risk (including whether words for risk exist in the local language) affects people’s behaviour and understanding of HIV/AIDS. This chapter makes a strong case for the inclusion of more culturally grounded knowledge and practices in risk management, which will help in both reducing the risk of HIV and better management of the risk for those living with the virus.

Keywords:   HIV/AIDS, Goa, national policies, culture, risk perception, risk behaviour, local knowledge

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .