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  1. What is driving the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Swaziland and what more can we do about it?

    This report reviews the documents on behaviour and the epidemic in Swaziland in an attempt to establish what is driving the epidemic. It asks 'What is driving the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Swaziland? What more can we do about it?' Our conclusion is that the epidemic in Swaziland is very serious, but we know what is going on. There are some gaps in the research that need to be addressed but there is enough information available now to act. The workshop we held confirmed this. The biggest issues are around poverty and culture. …

  2. Understanding the institutional dynamics of Namibia's response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic

    This paper provides an overview of the impact of HIV and AIDS in Namibia and the institutional, multi-sectoral response which has been adopted to respond to the epidemic. It also provides an analysis of the response and offers recommendations for improvement.

  3. HIV/AIDS in Ghana: background, projections, impacts, interventions and policy

    This briefing book is intended to provide information about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Ghana. The information is provided in four sections:Background: What we know about HIV/AIDS in Ghana today; Projections: the number of people who might develop AIDS in the future; Impacts: The social and economic impacts of AIDS; Interventions: What needs to be done to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS; Policy: Policy issues and the National Strategic framework, and institutional structure that have been put in place to combat the epidemic.

  4. HIV and the education sector: the foundations of a control and management strategy in South Africa

    This paper confines its analysis primarily to issues of process, structure and content. Information was collected from government and agency documents and from respondents at national, provincial, district and schools level. The paper explores national structures and plans.

  5. AIDS in Africa: three scenarios to 2025

    This project uses stories rather than projections to explore the future of AIDS in Africa over the next 20 years. Statistics may give a succinct and tragic snapshot of recent events, but they say little of the AIDS epidemic's wider context, or its complex interconnections with other major issues, such as economic development, human security, peace, and violence. Statistics can only hint at the future. Indeed, by 2025, no one under the age of 50 in Africa will be able to remember a world without AIDS.The book is rich and detailed-reflecting the complexity of its subject matter. …

  6. Buckling. The impact of AIDS in South Africa 2005

    The Introduction of Buckling positions South Africa's epidemic and its anticipated impact in a wider historical and ideological context. Chapter Two ('Gauging the epidemic') examines the epidemiological evidence and the controversies surrounding it. Chapter Three ('Ground Zero') reviews and critiques the customary narratives of AIDS impact on households, of orphan-hood and of home-based care, and shows how the epidemic is accentuating and hardening some of the most grievous features of society. …

  7. Mainstreaming the policy and programming response to the HIV epidemic

    This paper is a discussion on policy and programming methods and reponses to HIV/AIDS. Drawn from the experiences of UNDP, it has a strong inclination towards the need for multisectoral and multidimensional approaches on the ground level. The need for this is argued by the fact that without the adjustment of developmental parameters through a strengthening of national policy and programming reponses, there will be an intensification of social and economic costs of the epidemic.

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