AIDS in the World II

AIDS in the World II : Global Dimensions, Social Roots, and Responses: The Global AIDS Policy Coalition

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AIDS in the World charts a course into the future based on clear analysis of the global pandemic and response, lessons learned from the first decade, and understanding of the scientific and social dimensions of the HIV/AIDS challenge. It explains how the diversity of responses to the pandemic has contributed to a more specific understanding of the determinants of our vulnerability to HIV/AIDS, and provides a blueprint for an expanded global prevention more

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  • Paperback | 650 pages
  • 178.6 x 251.2 x 30mm | 1,273.97g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • line figures and tables
  • 0195090977
  • 9780195090970
  • 2,023,469

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Aids in the World, published in 1992, was the first full analysis of mankind's global confrontation with this disease. The authors chart a course into the future based on an incisive investigation of the global pandemic and response, the crucial lessons learned from the first decade, and their expert understanding of the scientific and social dimensions of the HIV more

About Jonathan M. Mann

Jonathan M. Mann, M.D., M.P.H., is Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights, Professor of Epidemiology and International Health, and Director of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University School of Public Health. Daniel J.M. Tarantola, M.D., is Senior Research Associate, Lecturer in Population and International Health, and Director of the International AIDS Program at the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University School of Public more

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"AIDS in the World frames the context of the epidemic in such a way to remind all of us how both fascinatingly complex and disarmingly simple the issues of HIV prevention and AIDS care are. It challenges us to find the political will to work together on a global basis to save human lives and to serve justice. It shouldremind the jaded why they joined the fight against AIDS and motivate those who have not yet found the courage or confidence to act." -Ron Rowell, Executive Director, National Native American AIDS Prevention Center "AIDS in the World is a call to arms in the fight against AIDS. Its honest analysis presents a compelling case for a massive worldwide effort to end the pandemic. But that effort will only be successful if it deals directly with issues of human rights, equity between the sexes, and the absolute necessity for rich nations to help poor ones. AIDS in the World is a must read for those concerned about the future of the global community." -Mervyn F. Silverman, M.D., President, American Foundation for AIDS Research "This important new book puts it finger on the pulse of the world, ailing with HIV and AIDS, and the prognosis looks grim - only occasionally does an effective heartbeat get through to show the patient is making any response. While it will not be easy toi pull the patient round, this important initial diagnostic assessment should allow policy makers to get on with the business of planning a sustained approach to treatment - based on a realistic assessment of the problem and a vision of what could be achieved." - Anthony J. Pinching, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, England "AIDS in the World is an extraordinarily useful resource for anyone concerned about the HIV pandemic and its ramifications around the globe. The projections of the future scope of AIDS and HIV are of such magnitude that extensive planning is urgently needed; this volume is invaluable in facing this daunting task." - June E. Osborn, M.D., University of Michigan "A comprehensive and masterful approach to the AIDS pandemic, a major challenge to our civilization." - Luc Montagnier, Institut Pasteur, France Praise for the first volume: "No one can remain illiterate about HIV/AIDS - a new phenomenon in our time. This authoritative compilation of valuable information and understandable concepts is an invaluable source for non-spcecialists and specialists alike." - Jonas Salk, more

Table of contents

Part I: The State of the Pandemic and its Impact ; 1. A Global Overview ; 2. The Dynamic HIV/AIDS Pandemic ; 3. The Evolving HIV/AIDS Pandemic ; 4. The Spread of HIV and Sexual Mixing Patterns ; 5. The Pandemic of HIV-Associated Tuberculosis ; 6. HIV/AIDS Among Women ; 7. The Economic Impact ; 8. Societal and Political Impact of HIV/AIDS ; Part II: The Frontiers of Knowledge ; 9. YThe Contribution of Social and Behavioral Science to HIV/AIDS Prevention ; 10. Treatment of HIV Disease: Problems, Progress, and Potential ; 11. Long-Term Survivors: What Can We Learn From Them? ; 12. HIV-2 Infection: Current Knowldge and Uncertainties ; 13. HIV Heterogeneity in Transmission and Pathogenesis ; 14. HIV Vaccine Development: Progress and Problems ; 15. Preparing for HIV Vaccine Efficacy Trials in Developing Countries ; 16. Women-Controlled HIV Prevention Methods ; 17. Who Sets the Global Research Agenda for Biomedical Science? ; 18. AIDS Research: Solidarity? Rivalry? Fraternity? ; Part III: Individual and Population Responses ; 19. HIV/AIDS Among Women ; 20. HIV in Women: What are the Gaps in Knowledge ; 21. Youth and HIV/AIDS ; 22. Homosexuality and HIV ; 23. Sexual Behavior Among Heterosexuals ; 24. Risk Reduction Among Injecting Drug Users ; 25. HIV.AIDS in Prison ; 26. Pediatric HIV/AIDS ; 27. Orphans of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic ; 28. Blood and Blood Product Safety ; 29. Are We Learning from the Lessons of the Past? ; Part IV: Collective Responses ; 30. Governmental National AIDS Programs ; 31. Human Rights and Responses to HIV/AIDS ; 32. Nongovernmental Organizations ; 33. The Private Sector: How are Corporations Responding to HIV/AIDS? ; 34. The UN Response ; 35. International Funding of the Global AIDS Strategy: Official Development Assistance ; 36. The Cost of HIV/AIDS Care ; 37. Global Spending opn HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Research Estimated Spendinbg on HIV Prevention ; Part V: From Epidemiology to Vulnerability to Human Rights ; 38. The History of Discovery and Response ; 39. Personal Vulnerability and the Design of thje Programs ; 40. Societal Vulnerability : The Contextual Analysis ; 41. From Vulnerability to Human Rights ; Appendix A: AIDS Cases Reported to the World Health Organization, by GAA and by Year, 1984-1996 ; Appendix B: Method for the Estimation and Projection of HIV/AIDS ; Appendix C: Repsonses to the Survey of Government National AIDS Programs ; Appendix D: Laws and Practices in Relation to HIVB/AIDS: A Survey of Government National AIDS Program Managers ; Appendix E: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights ; Appendix F: Directory of Contact of Government National AIDS Programsshow more