Facing up to AIDS

The Socio-Economic Impact in Southern Africa

  • Sholto Cross
  • Alan Whiteside

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alan Whiteside
      Pages 3-12
    3. D. W. FitzSimons
      Pages 13-33
  3. Modelling the AIDS Impact in South Africa

  4. Economic Assessments for South Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Jonathan Broomberg, Malcolm Steinberg, Patrick Masobe, Graeme Behr
      Pages 158-190
  5. The African Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Alan Whiteside
      Pages 217-240
    3. Richard Hore
      Pages 241-260
  6. Facing up to AIDS in South Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Sholto Cross
      Pages 318-320
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 321-331

About this book


Facing up to AIDS is a novel and incisive study of a global plague which continues to threaten to engulf South Africa at this crucial moment in its history. Economists, demographers and health planners present a range of new methods of understanding the likely course of the disease, drawn from the most recent research and thinking by social scientists on the relationship between epidemic disease, economic growth and human resources. South Africa presents a unique opportunity for understanding AIDS, combining as it does Third World problems with a sophisticated infrastructure: the models of demographic projection and economic linkages which are explored here will be of major relevance for examining the socio-economic impact of AIDS in a range of countries in Asia and Latin America. Until medical science comes up with a miracle vaccine, the modification of behaviour is the only defence, and the essays in this volume make a powerful case for putting further resources into the research needed to bring this about.


AIDS HIV HIV infection infection vaccine

Editors and affiliations

  • Sholto Cross
    • 1
  • Alan Whiteside
    • 2
  1. 1.Urban and Rural DevelopmentIndependent Development TrustCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Economic Research UnitUniversity of NatalSouth Africa

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