Global Health Challenge: Essays on AIDS

Overview

This book examines large-scale issues, including: blood vaccine research; governmental strategies to contain the epidemic; media influence over the public; ways in which opportunistic infections use HIV as a gateway to create sub-epidemics in developing countries; how the epidemic can undermine a society economically and socially. Developing countries feature prominently in this book. It gives special consideration to how those communities living in the midst of highest HIV incidence can be organized and ...

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Overview

This book examines large-scale issues, including: blood vaccine research; governmental strategies to contain the epidemic; media influence over the public; ways in which opportunistic infections use HIV as a gateway to create sub-epidemics in developing countries; how the epidemic can undermine a society economically and socially. Developing countries feature prominently in this book. It gives special consideration to how those communities living in the midst of highest HIV incidence can be organized and motivated to combat HIV / AIDS. It will be of practical use to NGOs, development agencies and other partners seeking to tackle the increasing burden of the HIV / AIDS pandemic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780850926514
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
HIV/AIDS: Prevention and Care 1
Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS 3
Lessons Learned from AIDS Health Promotion 6
Health Promotion and Health Education and HIV/AIDS 12
Issues Involved with HIV Vaccines 21
Social Sectors - Meeting the Challenge 27
Religious Youth Groups Working Together 29
A Church Perspective 36
HIV/AIDS and Religion: Exploring Pathways for Local Community and Political Response 41
A Trade Union Perspective 47
HIV, Gender and Health 52
Young People Responding to HIV/AIDS in the Commonwealth 59
Controversy, Stigma and Education: Media Coverage of HIV/AIDS in the Commonwealth 67
Regional Impacts and Responses
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: An Asian Perspective 75
The Canadian Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic 84
Information, Education and Communication in HIV/AIDS for Female Adolescents in the African Region 92
The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Social and Economic Development and Education 101
The Impact of AIDS on Economic and Social Development and the Responses 103
A Population, Development, Sexual and Reproductive Health Perspective 110
AIDS in Africa: The Urban Environment 116
Mitigating the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education Systems in Southern Africa 121
The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Higher Education: The Response of the Universities 130
HIV/AIDS and Health Manifestations 137
Cutaneous Manifestations of HIV Infection in India 139
The Evolving HIV/AIDS Pandemic and its Impact on Oral Health 149
Chest Infections - An Indian Perspective 156
Contributors 163
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