Asia has become the new battle ground for the war against HIV/AIDS. The magnitude of the potential public health problems caused by AIDS in this populous continent may become a catastrophic disaster. A 10% rate of prevalence of HIV-1 in India and China alone would mean more than 200 million people are infected with HIV.
AIDS in Asia is useful as a comprehensive, up-to-date AIDS reference book for public health and medical professionals. This volume provides concrete information on the diagnosis, treatment, care, prevention and impact of AIDS. Part I contains 'Snapshots of HIV/AIDS in Asia.' Countries and regions included in this section are: Thailand, India, China, Japan, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Part II addresses the molecular epidemiology of HIV/AIDS. Part III deals with the diagnosis, surveillance and projected scenarios of the AIDS epidemic. Part IV outlines prevention efforts and treatment options. Part V provides an overview of the ongoing collaborative efforts involved in several different nations in the worldwide war against AIDS.
This volume will be invaluable to all the public health professionals and researchers working in this field.
"...the book is a useful addition to the HIV/AIDS literature."
"AIDS in Asia offers a comprehensive, interesting overview of the epidemic there and of general issues that will influence its progression."
-Roger Detels, MD, MS, University of California-Los Angeles
The Journal of the American Medical Association, Book Review, 293:15
Preface. Foreword, by Lee Jong-Wook, Director-General of the World Health Organization. I: Snapshots of HIV/AIDS in Asia. 1. HIV/AIDS in Thailand; W. Phoolchareon, C. Kunanusont, P. Pitisuttithum, N. Bhamarapravati. 2. History of HIV in India; S.P. Tripathy. 3. The Chinese HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Current Response; Shen Jie, Liu Kangmai, Han Mengjie, Zhang Fujie. 4. HIV/AIDS and Public Health Care in the Greater Mekong River Region: Origin, Disease Damage, Control and Regional Collaborative Effort; Huyen Cao, Tung Nguyen, N. Daniels. 5. Update on HIV/AIDS in Japan, 2003; T. Nakasone, T. Hara, N. Yoshino, M. Honda. 6. HIV/AIDS in Malaysia; M. Mahathir. 7. Indonesia: Dynamics and Challenges in the Emergence of the National Response to HIV/AIDS; J.S. Wilson. 8. HIV/AIDS in the Philippines; M.C. Quizon. 9. Evolving HIV Epidemic in Pakistan; S.A. Shah, S.A. Mujeeb. 10. HIV/AIDS in Nepal: Context, Current Situation, Response; G. Gurung, B.K. Suvedi. 11. Sri Lanka's Response to an Emerging HIV/AIDS Epidemic; I. Abeyewickreme, H.M.S.S.D. Herath, H. Jayawardena. 12. HIV/AIDS in Taiwan; Yi-Ming A. Chen. 13. HIV/AIDS in Hong Kong: The Emergence and Impact of an Epidemic; Oi-chu Lin, W.H.F. Kam, Suk-yan Chan. 14. HIV/AIDS in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands; A.R. Diwan, S.G. Karel. 15. HIV/AIDS Preparedness in the CIS, Baltic, East and Southeast Europe, and the Balkans: A Situation Report; T. Barnett. II: Molecular Epidemiology, Genetic Diversity, and Overlaps with Endemic Disease. 16. Molecular Epidemiology of HIV in Asia and the Pacific; S. Tovanabutra, D.L. Birx, F.E. McCutchan. 17. Human Genetics and HIV-1 Infection; Xu G. Yu, M. Altfeld, B.D. Walker. 18. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 2 (HIV-2) Biology and Pathogenesis; P.J. Kanki. 19. Tuberculosis Control, HIV/TB, and India; T.S. Prasad, T. Srikanth. 20. Infectious Diseases and the Development of Health Systems in Thailand; V. Thamlikitkul, V. Tangcharoensathien, N. Bhamarapravati. 21. Infectious Diseases in China; Zeng Yi, Xu Hua, Zhang Jiaxi. 22. The History of HIV and Other Infectious Diseases in the Republic of Korea: Origin, Damage, and Control; June-Myung Kim, Jongkoo Lee, Joo-Shil Lee. 23. Transmission of HIV and Other Infections in Southeast Asia: Cultural and Genetic Factors; C. Beyrer, H. Stephens. III: Diagnosis, Surveillance, and Projected Scenarios. 24. Estimating Rates of HIV/AIDS in India; S.H. Mehta, R.C. Bollinger. 25. Current HIV/AIDS Diagnosis, Reporting, and Surveillance in China: Projected Scenarios; Yiming Shao, Fan Lv. 26. Men Who Have Sex With Men and HIV/AIDS Prevention in China; Wu Yu-Hua, Bai Li-Shi, Liu Yan-Cheng, Zhao Zhong-Hou. 27. Trends in Injection Drug Use and the HIV Epidemic in Southern China; R.J. Garten, Shenghan Lai, Wei Liu, Jie Chen, Xiao-Fang Yu. 28. Infectious Diseases in Asia: Implications for Global Health; B. Roberts, Yichen Lu. IV: Prevention Efforts and Treatment Options. 29. The Role of Antiretroviral Therapy in Asia; B.L. Gilliam, A. Amoroso, C.E