Readership: General readers and students interested the science of HIV/AIDS, epidemiology, medical ethics, the social effects of the disease, and development and globalization. Readers studying medicine, sociology, economics and politics.
"Packed with statistics and handy explanations of science."
"It won't make you an expert. But you'll know what you're talking about and you'll have a better idea of all the work we still have to do to wrestle this monster to the ground." - Aids-free world website.
"An essential read... Readers will gain understanding of the medical, social, political and ethical issues involved in this tragic epidemic." - AIDSportal Website
1: The emergence and state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic
2: How HIV/AIDS works and scientific responses
3: The factors that shape different epidemics
4: Illness, deaths, and populations
5: The impact of AIDS on production and people
6: AIDS and politics
7: Responding to HIV/AIDS
8: The next 25 years
HIV/AIDS: A Very Short Introduction - a reading guide