AIDS in Africa
A Pandemic on the Move

 

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AIDS in Africa
A Pandemic on the Move

by Garson J. Claton (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9781594545962

 

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Sub-Saharan Africa has been more severely affected by AIDS than any other part of the world. The United Nations reports that 25.4 million adults and children are infected with the HIV virus in the region, which has about 10 per cent of the world's population. This book presents a nutshell analysis of this desperate situation.



Sceptics question whether treatment can be widely provided without costly improvements in health infrastructure. US concern over AIDS in Africa grew during the 1980s, as the severity of the epidemic became apparent. Legislation enacted in the 106th and the 107th Congresses increased funding for world-wide HIV/AIDS programs. H.R. 1298, signed into law (P.L. 108-25) on May 27, 2003, authorised $15 billion over five years for international AIDS programs. President Bush announced his Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in the 2003 State of the Union message. Twelve of the 15 focus countries are in sub-Saharan Africa. Under the FY2006 budget request, they would receive a 54% boost in aid, to $1.2 billion, through the State Departments Global HIV/AIDS Initiative. Nonetheless, activists and others urge that more be done in view of the scale of the African pandemic. This new books presents a nutshell analysis of this desperate situation.


 

ISBN 1594545960
ISBN13 9781594545962
Publisher Nova Science Publishers Inc
Format Hardback
Publication date 05/08/2005
Pages 206
Weight (grammes) 302
Published in United States
Height (mm) 135
Width (mm) 210

Preface
AIDS in Africa
Characteristics of the African Epidemic
Explaining the African Epidemic
Leadership Reaction in South Africa and Elsewhere
Social and Economic Consequences
Responses to the AIDS Epidemic
Effectiveness of the Response
AIDS Treatment Issues
Abstracts of current journal literature on AIDS in Africa
Bibliography of the Book Literature on AIDS in Africa
Index.