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Written by a leading expert in the field, this book provides a clear and incisive analysis of the different perspectives of the global response to HIV/AIDS, and the role of the different global institutions involved. The text highlights HIV/AIDS as an exceptional global epidemic in terms of the severity of its impact as a humanitarian tragedy of unprecedented proportion, its multi-dimensional characteristics, and its continuous evolution over more than two decades.
The careful analysis in this volume critically reviews key issues in the global response, including:
Providing a comprehensive but easy to read and compact overview of history, trends and impacts of HIV/AIDS and the global efforts to respond effectively this book is essential reading for all students of international relations, health studies and international organizations.
1. The Evolution HIV/AIDS as a Global Epidemic and Early Global Response 2. The Rise and Fall of the Global Programme on AIDS (GPA) 3. The Birth of the Joint UNited Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 4. HIV/AIDS and Human Rights 5. HIV/AIDS as a Security Threat 6. HIV/AIDS as a Development Challenge 7. HIV/AIDS and Human Resource Capacity 8. Financing of the Global HIV/AIDS Response 9. Global Governance and HIV/AIDS Response 10. Critical and Emerging Issues and Challenges in HIV/AIDS Response