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Three Decades of HIV/AIDS in Asia

Three Decades of HIV/AIDS in Asia

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Jai P. Narain - National Centre for Disease Control, New Delhi, India
Critical Acclaim

October 2012 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
A work by health care experts and skilled professionals, this well-researched compilation addresses the killer disease of AIDS, its unprecedented health and development threat in Asia and studies how the region has responded to this epidemic in the last three decades.

An edited volume, Three Decades of HIV/ AIDS in Asia contains country-specific chapters on the HIV/AIDS problem—low-prevalence countries such as Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well as countries with advanced epidemics such as Cambodia, China, India, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam—and the evolving response to it. With the modus operandi of real-life stories and case studies, this work becomes more relevant in assessing the reality and the prevention measures required for effective prevention.

There is recognition of the fact that as the pandemic disease continues its relentless march, Asia remains the hardest hit after Africa. The lesson learnt from the Asian countries show that HIV can be prevented with strong political commitment, adequate human and financial resources and this is what should drive our response in the future.

An update on Jai P. Narian's AIDS in Asia: the Challenge Continues (SAGE Publications, 2004), this book presents a comprehensive and updated account of the evolving nature of HIV/AIDS.

Message From The Regional Director, WHO/SEARO
Three Decades of HIV/AIDS in Asia: Achievements, Lessons Learnt and Opportunities Ahead Jai P Narain, Iyanthi Abeyewickreme, Razia Pendse and Sangay Thinley
Epidemiology and Transmission Dynamics of the HIV Epidemic in Asia Renu Garg, Dongbao Yu and Jai P Narain
Natural History of HIV Infection Rajesh Bhatia
Emerging Issues in HIV and TB Prevention: Role of Antiretrovirals for Prevention Ying-Ru Lo, Suwat Chariyalertsak, Reuben Granich, Amitabh Suthar, Rachel Baggaley and Jai P Narain
National Response to HIV/AIDS in Cambodia: A Health Sector Perspective HIV/AIDS in China: The Mean Chhi Vun, Masami Fujita, Seng Sopheap, Magdalena DiChiara, Ouk Vichea and Ly Penh Sun
Response and Challenges Xu Peng, Gang Zeng, Liu Kang-mai and Lu Fan
HIV/AIDS IN INDIA: The Epidemic and National Response Mohammed Shaukat, D C S Reddy, Partha Haldar and Rajesh Kumar
The Rising Epidemic of HIV in Pakistan: Challenges to a Comprehensive Response Faran Emmanuel, Naeem Akhtar and James F Blanchard
Evolving Responses to HIV/AIDS in Thailand: Lessons Learned Supachai Rerks-Ngarm, Sombat Thanprasertsuk and Prayura Kunasol
HIV in Viet Nam Fabio Mesquita, David Jacka, Keith Sabin, Masaya Kato, Nguyen Thi Minh Thu, Van T T Nguyen and Nguyen Thien Nga
Maintaining Low Levels of HIV for Three Decades: Case Studies from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka Tasnim Azim and Lilani Rajapaksa
Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Infections in South-East Asia and Public Health Approach to Prevention and Control Chandrika Wickramasuriya, Iyanthi Abeyewickreme, Antonio Gerbase and Igor Toskin
Interventions with Sex Workers: From The 100% Condom-Use Programme to Community Empowerment Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn, Smarajit Jana and Richard Steen
The HIV Epidemic among People Who Inject Drugs in Asia: Progress and Unresolved Issues Mukta Sharma and Anindya Chatterjee
The Epidemic of HIV Among Men Who Have Sex With Men and Transgender Populations in India Natasha Dawa, Ashok Row Kavi and Po-Lin Chan
Averting HIV Transmission Through Safe Blood in The South-East Asia Region of Who Rajesh Bhatia and Sangay Thinley
Eliminating Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission in Thailand Tanarak Plipat and Sombat Thanprasertsuk
Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS: Current Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment Bharat Bhushan Rewari and Po-Lin Chan
HIV drug resistance in Asia: an emerging problem? Devidas Navneet Chaturbhuj, Srikanth Prasad Tripathy, Ramesh S Paranjape and Jai P Narain
Priority Areas For HIV/AIDS Operational Research in Asia Padmini Srikantiah
Enhancing Access to Antiretroviral Drugs in Developing Countries Ranjit Roy Chaudhury and Swati Y Bhave
HIV Vaccine Development in Asia Jean-Louis Excler, Punnee Pitisuttithum, Vadakkuppatu Devasenapathi Ramanathan and Linqi Zhang
Implications and Feasibility of Commercial Health Insurance for People Living With HIV in India Indrani Gupta, Mayur Trivedi, Shalini Rudra, William Joe, Benoy Peter and Ravi Subbiah

Written by the eminent experts… This is a must read book for all those who are interested in HIV infection in Asia.

Indian Journal of Medical Research

Three Decades of HIV & Aids in Asia is one of the most comprehensive and intelligent treatises on the disease in the region. It is filled with facts... [and] is a compilation of reports that trace the history of and current practices in managing the disease in countries across Asia and highlights the pitfalls and successes of various preventive strategies….a must-read.


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ISBN: 9788132109075