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Title Characterizing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa : time for strategic action / Laith J. Abu-Raddad [and others]
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 282 pages) : illustrations
Series World Bank e-Library.
Contents Characterizing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa : why and how? -- Injecting drug users and HIV -- Men who have sex with men and HIV -- Commercial sex and HIV -- Potential bridging populations and HIV -- General population and HIV -- Further evidence related to HIV epidemiology in MENA -- Condom knowledge and use and HIV/AIDS knowledge and attitudes -- HIV/AIDS and vulnerability settings -- Proxy biological markers of sexual risk behavior -- Analytical insights into HIV transmission dynamics and epidemic potential in MENA -- Snapshot on response to HIV epidemic in MENA : linking evidence with policy and programmatic action to avert the epidemic -- Summary of recommendations
Summary Despite global progress in understanding the epidemiology of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), knowledge about the epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) remains limited and subject to much controversy. In the more than 25 years since the discovery of HIV, no scientific study has provided a comprehensive, data-driven synthesis of the spread of HIV/AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) in the region. Consequently, the effectiveness of policies, programs, and resources intended to address the spread of HIV/AIDS has been compromised. This report aims to fill the knowledge g
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-263) and index
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Africa, North.
AIDS (Disease) -- Middle East.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- epidemiology.
HIV Infections -- epidemiology.
HIV Infections -- transmission.
Health Planning.
Health Policy.
Risk Factors.
Africa, Northern.
Middle East.
Form Electronic book
Author Abu-Raddad, Laith J., 1970-
World Bank.
LC no. 2009041797
ISBN 0821381377
0821381385 (electronic bk.)
9780821381380 (electronic bk.)