Contents: Preface. 1. HIV prevention that works. 2. HIV and AIDS in Africa. 3. HIV and AIDS in America. 4. HIV and AIDS in Asia. Bibliography. Index.
AIDS was first reported on June 5, 1981, when the U.S. Centre for Disease Control (CDC) recorded a cluster of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (now still classified as PCP but known to be caused by Pneumocystis Jirovecii) in five homosexual men in Los Angeles. IN the beginning, the CDC did not have an official name for the disease, often referring to it by way of the diseases that were associated with it, for example, lymphadenopathy, the disease after which the discoverers of HIV originally named the virus. This book presents the current status of the HIV/AIDS epidemics, evaluates the approaches and strategies currently being used and makes suggestions for government and non governmental organisations to planning effective programmes to control the epidemic.