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About Ida Susser

Ida Susser is Professor of Anthropology at  CUNY Graduate Center and Hunter College, and adjunct professor of  Socio-Medical Sciences at the HIV Center, Columbia University. She is the author of several books including AIDS,Sex and Culture: Global Politics and Survival in Southern Africa



Articles by Ida Susser

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Bio-insecurity and HIV/AIDS

Science and global funding of HIV prevention is seen as an investment in biosecurity, but unless prevention and treatment take place within the context of the local bio-insecurity of the poor woman and her family the AIDS epidemic can not be fully stemmed, argue Ida Susser and Zena Stein

The right to know: women’s choices, Depo-Provera and HIV

As we enter the fourth decade of AIDS, we need to assert once again the importance of transparency, knowledge and autonomy in the introduction and distribution of technologies for prevention and treatment of the disease.

HIV: the fight for trade related intellectual property regulations

We need to fight the narrowing opportunities for the production of generic AIDS and other drugs. As India is conforming to new patent laws, more people are contracting HIV

A microbicide success: feminism is essential to good science

Advocates for women pushed for microbicides when scientists working on AIDS vaccines and treatment had not even envisioned the problem of “methods women can use.” The announcement of the first microbicide ever shown to prevent HIV in women is the product of feminist visions

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