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.
Alan Whiteside, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
"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