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The chapter shifts to the field of health communication. It traces how biocommunicability jumps scale as health communication programs are exported from the United States, Europe, and such international agencies as the World Health Organization to low- and middle-income countries and underserved populations, often producing denigrating diagnoses of incommunicability. The work of Stacy Leigh Pigg in Nepal and Vinh-Kim Nguyen in West Africa on HIV prevention efforts provide in-depth examples of how global health impose biocommunicable regimes that not only conflict with local epidemiological profiles but that can also run cover for failures to provide access to lifesaving treatments. Work in a cholera epidemic in Venezuela illustrates how health communication and education efforts can further stigmatize indigenous and other oppressed populations.

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