AIDS in the World II / Edition 1

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Overview

AIDS in the World, Vol. 1, published in 1992, was the first full analysis of mankind's global confrontation with this disease. The AIDS scene, however, has been changing so rapidly that the need for a second volume was felt much earlier than expected. In AIDS in the World II, the authors extend the international comparisons from 38 countries to the entire world, and show that the AIDS pandemic has become increasingly fragmented within the world population. They present data that takes the discussion beyond the current understanding of the vulnerability of nations and communities to the worldwide spread of HIV, engaging in a detailed exploration of the social strategies that have enabled individuals to avoid infection.
Mann and Tarantola 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 challenge. The authors explain how the variety of reactions to the pandemic has contributed to a more advanced awareness of our vulnerability to HIV/AIDS, and offer a blueprint for an expanded global prevention effort. Intended to serve the information needs of all professionals involved in AIDS research and care, this volume's accessibility and clarity of writing make it highly suitable for the general reader as well.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Bernard J. Turnock, MD, MPH (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This book tracks the worldwide HIV/AIDS pandemic into its second decade to characterize and analyze its trends, efforts, successes, and failures. These analyses serve to provide a framework for informing and improving both current understanding and future responses.
Purpose: The book is an update of one first published in 1992 that tracked the development of AIDS globally to that point. This book extends the examination of the natural history of this pandemic, seeking to draw lessons important for prevention and control efforts in all parts of the world.
Audience: Books such as this are written for large, diverse audiences. There are many persons concerned about and wanting to expand their knowledge of the worldwide AIDS pandemic. The book is of special importance for public health practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and health professionals. The editors have impeccable credentials and credibility; more than 100 top-notch contributors skillfully interweave the book's major themes.
Features: The features include ample and useful tables, graphs, and charts that effectively convey data and information. References are excellent and up-to-date. The table of contents provides an understandable road map for the book.
Assessment: This is a powerful work that comprehensively examines the natural history of the global AIDS pandemic into its second decade. It builds on and greatly expands information and insights provided in the book's first edition (1992). The book concludes that although AIDS may enter different countries through different routes, it soon establishes itself in population groups that are marginalized, stigmatized, and discriminated against. As a result, prevention and control efforts will not be effective unless they address issues of societal vulnerability. Societal, program, and individual approaches must all be in place to alter the course of the global pandemic. This is a fascinating, provocative, and powerful book that will appeal to many audiences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195090970
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 9.94 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

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 Health.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Part I: The State of the Pandemic and Its Impact
1. Global Overview
2. The Dynamic HIV/AIDS Pandemic, K.A. Stanecki and P.O. Way
3. The Evolving HIV/AIDS Pandemic, B.G. Weniger and S. Berkley
4. The Spread of HIV and Sexual Mixing Patterns, R.M. Anderson
5. The Pandemic of HIV-Associated Tuberculosis, M. Raviglione, P.P. Nunn, A. Kochi, and R.J. O'Brien
6. Epidemiology of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women, B. Vuylsteke, R. Sunkutu, and M.Laga
7. The Economic Impact, A. Whiteside
8. The Societal and Political Impact of AIDS, R. Bayer
Part II: The Frontiers of Knowledge
9. The Contribution of Social and Behavioral Science to HIV/AIDS Prevention, P. Gillies
10. Treatment of HIV Disease: Problems, Progress, and Potential, E.E. Cooper
11. Long-term Survivors: What Can We Learn From Them, R. Colebunders
12. HIV-2 Infection: Current Knowledge and Uncertainties, K.M. De Cock and F. Brun-Venzinet
13. HIV Heterogeneity in Transmission and Pathogenesis, J. Levy
14. HIV Vaccine Development: Progress and Problems, D.P. Francis
15. Preparing for HIV Vaccine Efficacy Trials in Developing Countries, W.L. Heyward, S. Osmaniv, and J. Esparza
16. Women-controlled HIV Prevention Methods, C.J. Elias, L.L. Heise, and E. Gollub
17. Who Sets the Global Research Agenda for Biomedical Science?, R. Widdus
18. AIDS Research: Solidarity? Rivalry? Fraternity?, A.J. Pinching
19. Part III Individual and Populations Response HIV/AIDS Among Women, G. Rao Gupta, E. Weiss, and D. Whelan
20. HIV in Women: What are the Gaps in Knowledge?, Z.A. Stein and L. Kuhn
21. Youth and HIV/AIDS, N.D. Hoffman and M.D. Futterman
22. Homosexuality and HIV Section 1: Behavior Changes Among Homosexual Men. A.P.M. Coxon
Section 2: HIV, Homosexuality, and Vulnerability in the Developing World. D. Altman
23. Sexual Behavior Among Heterosexuals, A.A. Ehrhardt
24. Risk Reduction Among Injecting Drug Users, D.C. Des Jarlais and S.R. Friedman
25. HIV/AIDS in Prison, T.W. Harding
26. Pediatric HIV/AIDS, S. Le Coeur and M. Lallemant
27. Orphans of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic, C. Levine, D. Michaels, and S. Back
28. Blood and Blood Product Safety, N. Gilmore
29. Are We Learning from Lessons of the Past, J.E. Osborn
Part IV Collective Response
30. Governmental National AIDS Programs
31. Human Rights and Responses to HIV/AIDS, S. Gruskin, K. Tomasevski, and A. Hendriks
32. Nongovernmental Organizations, J. O'Malley, V.K. Nguyen, and S. Lee
33. The Private Sector: How are Corportions Responding to HIV/AIDS?, B. Bezmalinovic
34. The UN Response, L. Garbus
35. International Funding of the Global AIDS Strategy: Official Development Assistance, M. Laws
36. The Cost of HIV/AIDS Care, A.L. Martin
37. Global Spending on HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Research
Part V From Epidemiology to Vulnerability to Human Rights
38. The History of Discovery and Response
39. Personal Vulnerability and the Design of Programs
40. Societal Vulnerability: The Contextual Analysis
41. From Vulnerability to Human Rights

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