Cote, David J. “Victims of Our Success”. BS, Boston College, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/3852.
The problems associated with HIV/AIDS and the factors influencing its spread and prevalence are complex. Effective responses to HIV/AIDS are equally complex. Using Nairobi as a microcosm of the greater environment of sub-Saharan Africa, we can gather important lessons that will inform future prevention strategies. Western norms and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS simply have not and will not work in a Kenyan context, because they grow from a completely different situation and set of experiences. Rather, what must be developed is a socially and culturally specific strategy that responds directly to HIV/AIDS and the various ethical issues with which it is associated—gender inequality, poverty, political instability, and pharmaceutical access, among others—directly where each of these issues are located.