HIV/AIDS Vulnerability in South Asia

HIV/AIDS Vulnerability in South Asia

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Author: V Ramamurthy
Publisher: Authors Press
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 344
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172731248


HIV/AIDS is one of the most dreaded disease of our century. The epidemic is unique in its devastating impact on the social, economic and demographic underpinnings of development. South Asia has 4.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS, equivalent to a prevalence rate below 1 per cent of the adult population.

HIV infection has taken root in South Asia, and poses a threat to development and poverty alleviation efforts in the region. It is hoped that this book will contribute to a better understanding of the epidemic in the South Asia region and that governments, NGOs, policy-makers, anti-AIDS units and social workers will use the information it contains to guide them in better responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


HIV/AIDS-Alarming Overview
HIV/AIDS in South Asia
Combating HIV/AIDS in India
AIDS in Pakistan-A Brief Sketch
Bangladesh-An Unfinished Data
HIV/AIDS-Impacts in Sri Lanka
Nepal’s Strategical Analysis of AIDS Control
Assessment of Maldives
Bhutan-Towards a Beginning in AIDS Control
AIDS Vulnerability and Migration Patterns
AIDS-The Vicious Cycle