AIDS in India

Shilaja Nagendra, ABD Pub, 2008, viii, 284 p, figs, tables, ISBN : 8183761659, $42.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The history of AIDS. 3. AIDS in modern India. 4. AIDS organisations. 5. The future of AIDS. 6. Stigma and discrimination. 7. AIDS education. 8. Study of current situation. 9. Sex workers and aids prevention. 10. Grieving in the time of AIDS. 11. Responding to challenges through information. 12. New injectors and HIV-1 risk. 13. Infectious disease prevention. Index.

"The AIDS epidemic is a staggering challenge confronting humans as numbers of HIV infected people are rising year after year. Currently there is no known cure to get rid of this life-threatening epidemic. Prevention and making people aware of the causes of the disease are only means currently to stop the disease from spreading. However, in countries where poverty, illiteracy and poor health are rife, the spread of HIV presents a great challenge.

The present book aims at fostering prevention, care and support; advocacy of social mobilisation; targeting high-risk audiences; and overcoming stigma and community apathy through effective communication involving government, organisations, individuals and affected people." (jacket)

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