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Drugs for all: the future of global AIDS treatment.

Research paper by João J Biehl

Indexed on: 09 May '08Published on: 09 May '08Published in: Medical anthropology



Abstract

I am interested in the arts of government that accompany economic globalization and in the remaking of populations as market segments (specifically therapeutic markets). Using the Brazilian response to AIDS as an ethnographic baseline, I examine the systemic relations between pharmaceutical commerce and public health care and the value systems that underscore global AIDS treatment initiatives. The pharmaceuticalization of governance and citizenship, obviously efficacious in the treatment of AIDS, nonetheless crystallizes new inequalities.