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Dawning Answers : How the HIV/AIDS Epidemic has Helped to Strengthen Public Health

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Dawning Answers charts the legacy of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic to the theory and practice of public health. Richly detailed chapters describe how advances in techniques and startegies to monitor health events, develop public policy, set funding priorities, mobilize communities, support the adoption of safer behaviors, ensure access to needed prevention and treatment services, and involve affected populations in public health research, intervention, and evaluation, all owe a substantial debt to those who have adapted, redefined, and extended these techniques and startegies in response to HIV/AIDS. The book offers thoughtful analyses from experts in various fields and disciplines. Although most of the examples reflect the U.S. experience, relevant examples from other countries are cited, and an entire chapter is devoted to the evolving impact of HIV/AIDS on global health and development. Devastating as the losses from AIDS have been, the many public health lessons learned as a result of the epidemic have positively influenced other domains of public health and will continue to exert an influence on new approaches to health assessment, policy development, and assurance.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 162 x 238 x 20mm | 539.78g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195147405
  • 9780195147407

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. . . the quality of the chapters in this volume range from excellent to oustanding . . . should be considered an essential book for understanding the recent past and current state of public health in the US. Anyone interested in public health in this country would benefit from reading this book. * AIDS Care, Vol 16, No 1 *show more

Table of contents

1. HIV/AIDS in historical profile ; 2. HIV and AIDS surveillance: Public health lessons learned ; 3. HIV/AIDS: Contribution to community mobilization and health planning efforts ; 4. Innovations in approaches to preventing HIV/AIDS: Applications to other health promotion activities ; 5. The impact of HIV/AIDS on the development of public health law ; 6. The evolution of national funding policies for HIV prevention and treatment ; 7. AIDS and the making of an ethics of public health ; 8. Contributions of HIV prevention to public health program evaluation ; 9. HIV/AIDS: evolving impact on global health ; Epilogue: the HIV epidemic's effect on the training and practice of future public health professionalsshow more