An Enduring or Dying Peasantry? Interactive Impact of Famine and HIV/AIDS in Rural Malawi


B etween 2001 and 2003 the rural population of Malawi experienced widespread hunger. During the same time period, Malawi's HIV prevalence was the eighth highest in the world (UNAIDS 2004). Speculation about the links between famine and the HIV/AIDS epidemic followed. De Waal and White-side (2003) postulated that a " new variant famine " had arisen among a… (More)