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Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS in Low and Middle Income Countries

Epidemiology, Prevention and Care

Editors: Celentano, David, Beyrer, Chris (Eds.)

  • Organized by region; compares approaches across countries
  • Contributors are local experts on HIV/AIDS prevention
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Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS in Low and Middle Income Countries

Epidemiology, Prevention, and Care

Edited by David D. Celentano and Chris Beyrer, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Over the last 25 years, HIV/AIDS has become the world's leading public health concern and an important human rights issue. More than 33 million people are currently infected—and the severest burden of the disease is on the nations with the fewest resources to counter it. Partnerships between high income and low and middle income countries, local and global struggles over prevention, care, and research priorities, and widespread community activism are shaping the public health picture on a global scale.

Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS in Low and Middle Income Countries brings a comprehensive world context to the pandemic, tracking epidemiological trends, correcting misperceptions, and examining the impact of local, government, and international responses in countries as disparate as Brazil, Nigeria, the Russian Federation, and India. A top panel of local and regional experts offers the latest data on infection rates, details on risk-reduction and care programs, analysis of evolving social attitudes regarding HIV, and prospects for new initiatives in prevention and treatment.

Key features of the book:

  • A region-by-region guide to the state of the epidemic and its impact on societies, comparing responses and success rates across affected countries.
  • Separate chapters reviewing epidemiology, treatment, prevention, and advocacy in specific countries and regions within Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Central Asia/Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
  • Global Fund, PEPFAR, and a host of other responses: coverage of the basic package and "scale-up" in HIV/AIDS care.
  • Overview of obstacles to access to care and prevention, and the rise of community groups and activist movements to meet these challenges.
  • Reports on the current status of antiretroviral therapies, vaccine research, and microbicide development.

Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS in Low- and Middle-Income Countries is the primer for researchers, practitioners, specialists, and students in HIV/AIDS, global health, and public health and policy. This mission-defining volume needs to be read by all those working to eradicate this devastating epidemic.

 

About the authors

David D. Celentano is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Director of the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research integrates behavioral science theory and research with epidemiology, in the study of behavioral and social epidemiology. Celentano is the Principal Investigator of four NIH-supported studies in Thailand, focusing on interventions to influence the association between opiate use, methamphetamine use, and other drugs on HIV.

Chris Beyrer is Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is also the Founder and Director of the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at Johns Hopkins. He is a co-editor of Public Health and Human Rights: Evidence-Based Approaches, to be published in 2006 by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Reviews

"... A scientifically based account of the current global situation is needed to guide opinion leaders and decision makers in different sectors of society, as well as all those people engaged in activities against HIV/AIDS. ... Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS in Low and Middle Income Countries offers just such an account, with the help of many contributors with expert knowledge of the affected countries. The value of the book lies partly in the comprehensive presentation in one volume of up-todate and wide-ranging knowledge and also in its impartiality, since it might be perceived to be more independent than official publications by the UN or governments." -Lars O Kallings, The Lancet, Vol 372

"'Why is the world’s response to AIDS failing?' Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS in Low and Middle Income Countries will be an outstanding resource for students, researchers, and public health and medical professionals seeking answers to this crucial question. The book both instructs and challenges readers to learn from the first 25 years of the HIV pandemic and to use this knowledge to shape its future." -R. Scott McClelland, MD, MPH, JAMA, August 5, 2009, Vol 302, No. 5


Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Low and Middle Income Countries: Where Global AIDS is and Where it is Going

    Celentano, David D. (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • HIV Prevention Needs: Primary Prevention and Prevention for People Living with HIV/AIDS

    Tarakeshwar, Nalini (et al.)

    Pages 19-40

  • Future of HIV/AIDS Care in Low- and Middle- Income Countries

    Hoffmann, Christopher J. (et al.)

    Pages 41-69

  • HIV/AIDS Care: The Minimum Package and Scaling Up

    Mukherjee, Joia

    Pages 71-84

  • HIV/AIDS Vaccine Research

    Barnabas, Ruanne V. (et al.)

    Pages 85-114

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-72711-0
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-72710-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2488-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Health Aspects of HIV/AIDS in Low and Middle Income Countries
Book Subtitle
Epidemiology, Prevention and Care
Editors
  • David Celentano
  • Chris Beyrer
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-72711-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-72711-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-72710-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2488-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 754
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