Containing the Global Spread of HIV

  • Michael Merson
  • Stephen Inrig


The pandemic continued to wreak havoc across the world as the number of AIDS cases increased, especially in Africa. Each country had its own unique epidemic, and thus national governments needed to tailor their programs accordingly. This chapter details the efforts made in particular countries, their successes and challenges, and the assistance provided to them by the Global Programme on AIDS. In particular, we focus on programs in Uganda, Thailand, Brazil, and Senegal as successful case studies in HIV prevention. All were characterized by strong national commitment, a multisectoral response, participation of non-governmental organizations, and sufficient resources. However, despite these successful examples, most countries were still struggling to slow down the spread of the disease within their borders and provide care and support to those infected.


Response National AIDS programs Successes Africa Uganda Noerine Kaleeba Senegal Thailand Brazil South Africa 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Merson
    • 1
  • Stephen Inrig
    • 2
  1. 1.Duke Global Health InstituteDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Mount Saint Mary’s UniversityLos AngelesUSA

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