AIDS in Africa

  • Max Essex
  • Souleymane Mboup
  • Phyllis J. Kanki
  • Richard G. Marlink
  • Sheila D. Tlou
  • Molly Holme

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Max Essex, Souleymane Mboup
    Pages 1-10
  3. Monty Montano, Carolyn Williamson
    Pages 11-34
  4. Lynn S. Zijenah, David A. Katzenstein
    Pages 34-52
  5. Cheryl A. Winkler, Stephen J. O’Brien
    Pages 52-73
  6. Phyllis J. Kanki, Jean-Louis Sankalé, Souleymane Mboup
    Pages 74-103
  7. Ousmane M. Diop, Aïssatou Guèye, Ahidjo Ayouba, Eric Nerrienet, Sylvie Corbet, Philippe Mauclère et al.
    Pages 104-120
  8. Aissatou Guèye-Ndiaye
    Pages 121-138
  9. Boris Renjifo
    Pages 138-157
  10. Francis R. Barin, Coumba Toure-Kane, Jean-Christophe Plantier, Martine Peeters
    Pages 158-173
  11. Phyllis J. Kanki, Indu Mani
    Pages 173-185
  12. Gunnel Biberfeld, Eligius Lyamuya
    Pages 185-199
  13. Peter Piot, Michael Bartos
    Pages 200-217
  14. Sibylle Kristensen, Moses Sinkala, Sten H. Vermund
    Pages 217-230
  15. Saidi H. Kapiga, Iain W. Aitken
    Pages 231-250
  16. Anne Willoughby
    Pages 251-263
  17. Boris Renjifo, Max Essex
    Pages 263-281
  18. Karen A. Stanecki, Neff Walker
    Pages 281-296
  19. Churchill Lukwiya Onen
    Pages 297-321
  20. Anthony Amoroso, Charles E. Davis, Robert R. Redfield
    Pages 322-344

About this book


The way we deal with AIDS in Africa will All of them take account of the local cultural determine Africa’s future. The devastation context. But they all have something else in wrought by HIV/AIDS on the continent is so common; they stem from a political will to acute that it has become one of the main fight AIDS, and a recognition that facing up obstacles to development itself. AIDS to the problem is the first step towards c- threatens to unravel whole societies, com- quering it. I am convinced that, given that munities, and economies. In this way, AIDS will, every society can do the same. is not only taking away Africa’s present—it We have seen a growing understanding is taking away Africa’s future. of the inextricable link between prevention This crisis requires an unprecedented and treatment, and a conviction that tre- response. It requires communities, nations, ment can work even in the poorest societies. and regions, the public and the private sector, We have seen AIDS drugs become more international organizations and nongovern- available and affordable in poor countries, mental groups to come together in concerted, and scientific progress promises simplified coordinated action. Only when all these treatment regimes. Above all, we have seen a forces join in a common effort will we be able growing understanding that the key is poli- to expand our fight against the epidemic to cal commitment to providing treatment, decrease risk, vulnerability, and impact. All backed up by community involvement.


AIDS Epidemiology HIV HIV infection HIV/AIDS cancer prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Max Essex
    • 1
  • Souleymane Mboup
    • 2
  • Phyllis J. Kanki
    • 3
  • Richard G. Marlink
    • 1
  • Sheila D. Tlou
    • 4
  • Molly Holme
    • 3
  1. 1.Harvard AIDS Institute Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences Harvard UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of Bacteriology and Virology CHU Le DantecUniversité Cheikh Anta DiopDakarSenegal
  3. 3.Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and the Harvard AIDS InstituteHarvard School of Public HealthBostonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Nursing Education University of BotswanaGaboroneBotswana

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46699-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47817-8
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