AIDS in Asia: The Challenge Continues

AIDS in Asia: The Challenge Continues

By: Jai P. Narain (editor)Hardback

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This volume discusses the many advances in HIV research, new initiatives and their promise for application in the Asian region. It highlights the critical need for national commitment and adequate resources, and for addressing the underlying HIV-risk related behaviours and vulnerabilities. The contributors also examine the concept of comprehensive care - from home and from the community to the institutional level - as well as providing up to date information on HIV drug and vaccine development.

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Jai P Narain is Coordinator/Regional Adviser on HIV/AIDS and TB programmes at WHO's Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO), New Delhi. He has an MBBS and an MD from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, and a master's in public health and in epidemiology from Harvard University, Boston. Associated with HIV/AIDS and TB prevention and control programmes since 1988, he has held positions at PAHO/AMRO Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (1988-90) and WHO, Geneva (1990-91). He has been with SEARO since 1991 where he has also served as Team Leader, Global Programme on AIDS (1991-95). Dr. Narain has also worked at prestigious institutions like the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, AIIMS, the Indian Council of Medical Research and Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta. He has published extensively and has edited/authored several books on various aspects of communicable diseases, mainly HIV/AIDS and TB.


Message from the Director-General, WHO Message from the Regional Director, WHO/SEARO Preface AIDS in Asia - Jai P Narain The Epidemic Profile and Lessons Learnt so Far The Economic and Security Dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Asia - J Nelsen and B Melgaard The Pandemic of HIV Infection - Ahmed S Latif Lessons from Africa The 100 Per Cent Condom Use Programme - Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn A Success Story Management and Control of Sexually-Transmitted Infections and Their Implications for AIDS Control in South-East Asia - Heiner Grosskurth and Gurumurthy Rangaiyan The '3 by 5' Initiative - Jai P Narain and Charlie Gilks Challenges and Opportunities for Asia Drug-Related HIV in South and South-East Asia - Swarup Sarkar, Anindya Chatterjee and Anne Bergenstrom HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Thailand - Anupong Chitwarakorn Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead HIV/AIDS in India - Mohammed Shaukat and Salil Panakadan Problem and Response The China HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Current Response - Shen Jie et al The AIDS Situation in Nepal - B K Suvedi HIV/AIDS in Sri Lanka - Iyanthi Abeyewickreme Problem and the Response Response in a post-conflict setting - HIV and vulnerability in Afghanistan - A. Bergenstrom Prevention of Transfusion transmissible HIV in Myanmar - Myint Zaw Trends in Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV - Emerging Issues - Ying-Ru Lo Occurrence and Management of Opportunistic Infections Associated with HIV/AIDS in Asia - Subhash K Hira The Challenge of HIV/TB in Asia - Jai P Narain Antiretroviral Treatment in Resource-Limited Settings - E Pontali et al Enhancing Access to ARV in the Developing Countries - Ranjit Roy Chaudhury Developing a National Antiretroviral Programme for People with HIV/AIDS - Sombat Thanprasertsuk et al Experience of Thailand Social and Cultural Dimensions of HIV/AIDS - Waranya Teokul NGOs in Asia - Key Partners in the Fight against AIDS - Teresita Bagasao Current Issues in HIV Vaccine Development - Jose Esparza and Saladin Osmanov HIV Vaccine Development in Asia - Jean-Louis Excler Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/10/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780761932246
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9780761932246
  • weight: 572
  • ISBN10: 0761932240

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