AIDS in the Twenty-first Century

AIDS in the Twenty-first Century


By (author) Tony Barnett, By (author) Alan W. Whiteside

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Hardback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 143mm x 214mm x 31mm | 758g
  • Publication date: 6 September 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Gordonsville
  • ISBN 10: 1403900051
  • ISBN 13: 9781403900050
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations

Product description

This groundbreaking book presents compelling data and research which reveals the shocking social and economic impact of HIV/AIDS on a global scale. Barnett and Whiteside--experts in the field for over 15 years--argue that it is vital to not only look at the disease in terms of prevention and treatment, but to also consider consequences which affect households, communities, companies, governments, and countries. This is a major contribution toward understanding the global public health crisis, as well as the relationship between poverty, inequality, and infectious diseases.

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Author information

Tony Barnett is Professor of Development Studies, School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia. Alan Whiteside is Director of the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division at the University of Natal, South Africa.

Review quote

""AIDS in the 21st Century" is the single best introduction to the global pandemic and its consequences. It is clear, thorough, and authoritative. Because AIDS is transforming not just public health but whole societies around the world, this is a must-read for policy-makers, scientists, and the general public. " -- Craig Calhoun, President, Social Science Research Council ..".the foundation text for postgraduate courses in AIDS and development, AIDS and politics, and so on."--Alex de Waal, "London Review of Books" ..".compelling, persuasive, very readable and informative."--Dr. Bill Rau, Board of Directors, Africa Policy Information Center "The text is well-written...[and] impressively clear even on complex scientific issues..."--Shula Marks, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London "This book should be read by every businessman, not only in Africa, throughout the world--because it uncovers in new and more meaningful ways the terrifying global, social and economic impact of HIV/AIDS..."--"African Business"

Table of contents

Introduction: Disease, Change, Consciousness and Denial The Disease and its Epidemiology Susceptibility: Epidemic Roots Susceptibility: Cases Why Africa? Vulnerability and Impact Introduction to Impact Impact: Individuals, Households and Communities Dependants: Orphans and the Elderly Subsistence Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods HIV/AIDS and 'For Profit' Enterprise Aids, Development and Economic Growth Government and Governance Responses