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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


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
Notes English
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Middle East
AIDS (Disease) -- Africa, North
Health planning.
Medical policy.
Health Planning -- Africa, Northern
Health Planning -- Middle East
Health Policy -- Africa, Northern
Health Policy -- Middle East
Risk Factors -- Africa, Northern
Risk Factors -- Middle East
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- epidemiology -- Africa, Northern
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- epidemiology -- Middle East
HIV Infections -- epidemiology -- Africa, Northern
HIV Infections -- epidemiology -- Middle East
HIV Infections -- transmission -- Africa, Northern
HIV Infections -- transmission -- Middle East
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- epidemiology
HIV Infections -- epidemiology
HIV Infections -- transmission
Health Planning
Health Policy
Risk Factors
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
Medical policy
Health planning
AIDS (Disease)
Africa, North.
Middle East.
Africa, Northern
Middle East
North Africa
Middle East
Form Electronic book
Author Abu-Raddad, Laith J., 1970-
World Bank.
LC no. 2009041797
ISBN 9780821381373