Confronting AIDS: Public Priorities in a Global Epidemic

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This revised and updated edition of the pathbreaking report on the global AIDS epidemic outlines the strategic role that government must play in slowing the spread of HIV and mitigating the impact of AIDS. Drawing on the knowledge accumulated in the 17 years since the virus that causes AIDSwas first identified, the report highlights policies that are most likely to be effective in managing the epidemic. These include early actions to minimize the spread of the virus, aiming preventive interventions at high risk groups, and evaluating measures that would assist households affected byAIDS according to the same standards applied to other health issues. This revised edition will a valuable resource for public health, policymakers, researchers, and anyone with an interest in this devastating global health crisis.

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This revised and updated edition of the pathbreaking report on the global AIDS epidemic outlines the strategic role that government must play in slowing the spread of HIV and mitigating the impact of AIDS. Drawing on the knowledge accumulated in the 17 years since the virus that causes AIDSwas first identified, the report highlights po...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 7.4 × 9.21 × 0.91 in

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1. AIDS: A Challenge to Government 2. Strategic Lessons from the Epidemiology of HIV 3. Efficient and Equitable Strategies for Preventing HIV/AIDS 4. Coping with the Impact of AIDS 5. Working Together to Confront HIV/AIDS 6. Lessons From the Past, Opportunities for the Future Appendix A: Selected Evaluations of Interventions To Prevent Transmission of HIV in Developing Countries Appendix B: Selected Studies of the Cost-Effectiveness of Preventive Interventions in Developing Countries