Five million people in poor countries are receiving AIDS treatment, but international AIDS policy is still in crisis. Donors are giving less than they had been, even though infections continue unabated, and the number of people dependent on treatment rises each year.
This book proposes a feasible medium-term objective for AIDS policy: achieving an "AIDS transition," that is, keeping AIDS deaths down by sustaining treatment while pushing new infections even lower, so that the total number of people living with HIV/AIDS begins to decline. How? Through a new, incentive-driven strategy to improve HIV prevention and a sustained effort to get the most from AIDS treatment.
|Publisher:||Brookings Institution Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Mead Over, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, is one of the world's leading experts on the economics and cost-effectiveness of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.
What People are Saying About This
"Mead Over proposes a canny model for marshaling and coordinating donor contributions to AIDS prevention and treatment in developing countries. Achieving an AIDS Transition includes prudent and detailed plans that promise to bring us all closer to a transition long overdue." Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health
"Living with AIDS is clearly better than dying with AIDS. But the best outcome is to return to an AIDS-free world. Mead Over's book provides the essential foundation for understanding the transition." Paul Collier, author of The Bottom Billion
"There is an urgent need to take a long-term view on AIDS. Achieving an AIDS Transition is thought-provoking and provides an important contribution to this vital debate." Peter Piot, former executive director of UNAIDS