AIDS in Developing Countries

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Overview

Greenhaven Press's at Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated list of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each at Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 8 Up—The prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in developing countries is discussed in a series of reprints from academic journals, national newspapers, and popular magazines. The authors include policy makers, doctors, journalists, and economists. Since each one approaches the issue from a different angle, it will be difficult for readers to find common ground on which position to take. Economists highlight the loss of productive workers who are suffering or dying from AIDS-related complications, for example, while a medical anthropologist makes a strong case for sexual abstinence. To further complicate the issue, the book presents strong evidence that the United Nations and other agencies inflate statistics on the numbers of infected persons in order to generate funds for the fight against the virus, and explains that some medical professionals see malaria, tuberculosis, and inadequate sanitation as greater problems in developing countries. While this book is more provocative, several related titles in the publisher's "Opposing Viewpoints" series provide clearer pros and cons on handling the epidemic. Also, it is disappointing that the book has no charts or graphs. Additional.—Peggy Fleming, Churchville-Chili High School, Churchville, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737746723
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/22/2010
  • Series: At Issue
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 The Global AIDS Epidemic is the Worst in Sub-Saharan Africa: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 10

2 Global AIDS and HIV Figures Have Been Exaggerated Michael Fumento 21

3 The AIDS Epidemic is Past its Peak, Even in Africa Margaret Wente 25

4 Treatment for HIV and AIDS in Developing Countries Involves Challenges: AVERT 30

5 Women and Children in Sub-Saharan Africa Suffer Greatly from AIDS Peter Gyves 41

6 There are Much Bigger Health Concerns in Developing Countries than AIDS Daniel Halperin 48

7 The Fight against AIDS Could Be Won with More Government Money Steve Maich 53

8 Charity, Not More Government Money, Should Fund the Fight Against AIDS Jim DeMint 57

9 Money Should Be Spent on Testing and Drugs, Not an AIDS Vaccine Homayoon Khanlou Michael Weinstein Lori Yeghiayan 62

10 A Vaccine is a Critical Tool to Fighting AIDS Worldwide Mark Mulligan James Curran Eric Hunter Carlos del Rio 66

11 The AIDS Epidemic Can Be Controlled While Pursuing a Vaccine William Haseltine 70

12 Strategies to Prevent AIDS Should Emphasize Abstinence Edward C. Green 76

13 Strategies to Prevent AIDS Should Not Emphasize Abstinence Geraldine Sealey 86

Organizations to Contact 97

Bibliography 102

Index 107

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