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Confronting AIDS - Revised edition

Price: $ 30

"...essential readings for those grappling with the economic issues around HIV/AIDS. For students who are involved with HIV/AIDS this book sets out the stark choices forced on decision makers by the reality of needing to allocate scarce resources. For those not aware of the full implications of AIDS, 'Confronting AIDS' serves as a wake-up call. It is a book I refer to continually and assign to my students."

Prof. Alan Whiteside, Director, Health Economics & HIV/AIDS Research Division,
Univ. of Natal, South Africa

"...one of the best presentations of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in developing countries. It clearly presents for policy makers the actions needed to control the epidemic in various settings. The book offers an approach to priority setting that is rational and resource-sensitive."

Mike Merson, Dean, School of Public Health,Yale University
Former Head of the WHO Global Programme on AIDS

This updated edition of Confronting AIDS includes a vital, new statistical appendix that assembles information about the levels and determinants of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and selected policy variables for low- and middle-income countries.

Confronting AIDS draws on three bodies of knowledge: the epidemiology of HIV; public health insights into disease control; and especially public economics, which focuses on assessing tradeoffs in the allocation of scarce public resources.

Confronting AIDS is a strategic document, written to inform and motivate political leaders, policymakers, and development specialists to support the public health community, concerned civil society, and people living with HIV in dealing with this devastating disease. The book's combination of epidemiological and economic arguments will provide useful material for courses in development economics, health economics, and public health.

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