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Critical Human Security and HIV/AIDS in Thailand and China: National Responses and Provincial/Municipal Perceptions of the Challenges for Young People

Published on 1 May 2009

This paper examines global and national responses to HIV/AIDS. The paper adopts a critical human security approach relating personal and community security with emancipatory development. The paper details this approach and relates it to challenges of health security and specifically to HIV/AIDS. The paper focuses upon young people as a particularly high risk population. It addresses these challenges in Thailand and China. The paper introduces an on-going study into HIV/AIDS at community level in Chiang Mai and Kunming. It concludes that, for more effective responses, it is necessary to engage communities in policy development and promote peer-group implementation. Keywords: Critical human security, HIV/AIDS, Thailand, China, young people.

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Jing Gu

Research Fellow, Centre Director

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authors
Gu, J., Renwick, N. and He, J.
journal
Journal of Human Security, volume 5, issue 2

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China Thailand

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