Carina Heckert will present her new book on Thursday, May 31st at 6:30 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. The HIV epidemic in Bolivia has received little attention on a global scale in light of the country’s low HIV prevalence rate. However, by profiling the largest city in this landlocked Latin American country, Carina Heckert shows how global health-funded HIV care programs at times clash with local realities, which can have catastrophic effects for people living with HIV who must rely on global health resources to survive. These ethnographic insights, as a result, can be applied to AIDS programs across the globe.
In Fault Lines of Care, Heckert provides a detailed examination of the effects of global health and governmental policy decisions on the everyday lives of people living with HIV in Santa Cruz. She focuses on the gendered dynamics that play a role in the development and implementation of HIV care programs and shows how decisions made from above impact what happens on the
Carina Heckert grew up in Jackson County and graduated from Smoky Mountain High School in 2002 before beginning her travels and studies. She is now an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso.
To reserve copies of Fault Lines of Care please call City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC at 828-586-9499.