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The Resource HIV and AIDS : a very short introduction, Alan Whiteside

HIV and AIDS : a very short introduction, Alan Whiteside

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HIV and AIDS : a very short introduction
Title
HIV and AIDS
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Alan Whiteside
Title variation
HIV & AIDS
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 2008 it was believed that HIV/AIDS was without doubt the worst epidemic to hit humankind since the Black Death. The first case was identified in 1981; by 2004 it was estimated that about 40 million people were living with the disease, and about 20 million had died. Yet the outlook today is a little brighter. Although HIV/ AIDS continues to be a pressing public health issue the epidemic has stabilised globally, and it has become evident it is not, nor will it be, a global issue. The worst affected regions are southern and eastern Africa. Elsewhere, HIV is found in specific, usually, marginalised populations, for example intravenous drug users in Russia. Although there still remains no cure for HIV, there have been unprecedented breakthroughs in understanding the disease and developing drugs. Access to treatment over the last ten years has turned AIDS into a chronic disease, although it is still a challenge to make antiviral treatment available to all that require it. We also have new evidence that treatment greatly reduces infectivity, and this has led to the movement of 'Treatment as Prevention'. In this Very Short Introduction Alan Whiteside provides an introduction to AIDS, tackling the science, the international and local politics, the demographics, and the devastating consequences of the disease. He looks at the problems a developing international 'AIDS fatigue' poses to funding for sufferers, but also shows how domestic resources are increasingly being mobilised, despite the stabilisation of international funding. Finally Whiteside considers how the need to understand and change our behaviour has caused us to reassess what it means to be human and how we should operate in the globalizing world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable -- Provided by publisher
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NLM
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
174
Label
HIV and AIDS : a very short introduction, Alan Whiteside
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-142) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The emergence and state of the HIV and AIDS epidemic -- How HIV and AIDS work and scientific responses -- What shapes epidemics? -- Illness, death, and the demographic impact -- Production and people -- Development, numbers, and politics -- Treatment and prevention dilemmas -- Funding the epidemic -- Big issues and major challenges
Control code
ocn945718411
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxii, 149 pages
Isbn
9780198727491
Lccn
2016947261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945718411
Label
HIV and AIDS : a very short introduction, Alan Whiteside
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-142) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The emergence and state of the HIV and AIDS epidemic -- How HIV and AIDS work and scientific responses -- What shapes epidemics? -- Illness, death, and the demographic impact -- Production and people -- Development, numbers, and politics -- Treatment and prevention dilemmas -- Funding the epidemic -- Big issues and major challenges
Control code
ocn945718411
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxii, 149 pages
Isbn
9780198727491
Lccn
2016947261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945718411

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