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AIDS: Taking a Long-Term View

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  • Copyright 2011
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-217293-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-217293-6

AIDS is a continuing worldwide health crisis. Over 25,000,000 people have died from AIDS, and more than 33,000,000 are infected today. While treatments in the developed world have moved AIDS from a fatal to a chronic, highly expensive disease, it remains the sixth greatest cause of death globally and most of those infected in the developing world don't have access to treatments.  Here, the AIDS 2031 Commission's experts report on the first 50 years of the AIDS pandemic: the 30 years that have passed since AIDS was first diagnosed, and the prospects and best plans to address the ongoing worldwide AIDS epidemic over the coming 20 years. The authors address the entire scope of the pandemic: basic science, public health, funding, treatment options, and social and societal impacts and review the full range of possible and recommended responses over the next two decades. They carefully assess the progress that has been made, and both persistent and emerging challenges. Written to be easily understandable by all readers, this book is the single best source of reliable information on where the pandemic stands today, where it's headed, and what can be done to create better outcomes between now and 2031.

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Table of Contents

Preface     ix

Executive summary     xi

AIDS timeline     xvii

List of acronyms     xxiii

Chapter 1: The future of AIDS: a still-unfolding global challenge     1

Chapter 2: Generating knowledge for the future     35

Chapter 3: Using knowledge for a better future     63

Chapter 4: Financing AIDS programs over the next generation     97

Chapter 5: The way forward: recommendations for long-term success     115

aids2031 working papers and additional resources     125

About the authors     131

Acknowledgments     133

Index     135


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