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AIDS in South Asia: Understanding and Responding to a Heterogenous Epidemic

by: Stephen Moses, James Blanchard, Han Kang
Price: $18.00   *Geographic discounts available!

Out of print

Health, Nutrition, and Population Series
English; Paperback; 136 pages; 6x9
Published August 8, 2006 by World Bank
ISBN: 978-0-8213-6757-5; SKU: 16757

South Asia's HIV epidemic is highly heterogeneous. As a result, informed, prioritized, and effective responses necessitate an understanding of the epidemic diversity between and within countries. Further spread of HIV in South Asia is preventable. The future size of South Asia's epidemic will depend on an effective two-pronged approach: firstly, on the scope and effectiveness of HIV prevention programs for sex workers and their clients, injecting drug users and their sexual partners, and men having sex with men and their other sexual partners; and secondly, on the effectiveness of efforts to address the underlying socio-economic determinants of the epidemic, and to reduce stigma and discrimination towards people engaging in high risk behaviors, often marginalized in society, as well as people living with HIV and AIDS.

This review was undertaken to provide a basis for rigorous, evidence-informed HIV policy and programming in South Asia.

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