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Preventing HIV in Developing Countries

Biomedical and Behavioral Approaches

  • Laura Gibney
  • Ralph J. Di Clemente
  • Sten H. Vermund

Part of the AIDS Prevention and Mental Health book series (APMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Daniel Tarantola, Peter R. Lamptey, Rob Moodie
    Pages 9-41
  3. Niel T. Constantine, Criselda G. Abesamis, Manuel M. Dayrit
    Pages 71-85
  4. Susan Allen, Etienne Karita, Nicholas N’gandu, Amanda Tichacek
    Pages 87-108
  5. Gina Dallabetta, David Serwadda, Doris Mugrditchian
    Pages 109-136
  6. Kevin R. O’Reilly, Roland Msiska, V. Chandra Mouli, Monir Islam
    Pages 137-154
  7. Anita Raj, Snigdha Mukherjee, Laura Leviton
    Pages 155-186
  8. Elizabeth N. Ngugi, Erin Branigan, Denis J. Jackson
    Pages 205-230
  9. Peter Aggleton, Kim Rivers
    Pages 231-255
  10. Mary Haour-Knipe, Mel Kizedec Leshabari, George L Wihula
    Pages 257-282
  11. Abu S. Abdul-Quader, Don C. Des Jarlais, Anindya Chatterjee, A. Elizabeth Hirky, Samuel R. Friedman
    Pages 283-312
  12. Peter Aggleton, Shivananda Khan, Richard Parker
    Pages 313-330
  13. Gail A. W. Goodridge, Peter R. Lamptey
    Pages 331-362
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 381-400

About this book

Introduction

Globally, action to prevent HIV spread is inadequate. Over 16,000 new infections occur every day. Yet we are not helpless in the face of disaster, as shown by the rich prevention experience analyzed in this valuable new compendium. “Best pr- tice” exists—a set of tried and tested ways of slowing the spread of HIV, of persuading and enabling people to protect themselves and others from the virus. Individually, features of best practice can be found almost everywhere. The tragedy, on a world scale, is that prevention is spotty, not comprehensive; the measures are not being applied on anywhere near the scale needed, or with the right focus or synergy. The national response may concentrate solely on sex workers, for example. Elsewhere, efforts may go into school education for the young, but ignore the risks and vulnerability of men who have sex with men. Action may be patchy geographically. AIDS prevention may not benefit from adequate commitment from all parts and sectors of society, compromising the sustainability of the response. In some countries matters are still worse—there is still hardly any action at all against AIDS and scarcely any effort to make HIV visible. It is no wonder that the epidemic is still emerging and in some places is altogether out of control.

Keywords

AIDS HIV prevention counseling developing countries prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Laura Gibney
    • 1
  • Ralph J. Di Clemente
    • 2
  • Sten H. Vermund
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham
  2. 2.Emory UniversityAtlanta

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b112221
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-45961-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47157-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0761
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