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  1. Nelson Mandela/HSRC Study of HIV/AIDS: South African National HIV Prevalence, Behavioural Risks and Mass Media. Household Survey 2002

    Accurate information on national prevalence, improved understanding of the sociocultural context in which the epidemic occurs, and the relative impact of interventions, are key to mounting an effective response to the epidemic. …

  2. Human capital and the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Working Paper 2

    The present working paper by Desmond Cohen concerns the impact of HIV/AIDS on human capital in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides insights into the impact of the epidemic on sustainable development in the region that is hardest hit by AIDS and already seriously affected by poverty, by focusing on key factors critical to human capital. …

  3. HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: the growing epidemic?

    An analysis of prevalence rates in selected African countries.

  4. HIV/AIDS in Kenya: a review of research and policy issues

    This paper examines the magnitude, distribution and causes of HIV/AIDS in Kenya, including responses to fight the disease. An account is also provided of theoretical and empirical economics research approaches used in analysing the impact of HIV/AIDS. On average, statistics show that HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in urban areas are higher than in rural areas, and that HIV/AIDS is imposing heavy costs on the economy, primarily through increased medical care expenditure and labour losses. …

  5. HIV prevention needs and successes: a tale of three countries. An update on HIV prevention success in Senegal, Thailand and Uganda

    HIV prevention needs and successes: a tale of three countries. An update on HIV prevention success in Senegal, Thailand and Uganda

  6. HIV prevalence and prevention among teenagers in Africa

    HIV prevalence and prevention among teenagers in Africa

  7. Educational attainment and HIV-1 infection in developing countries: a systematic review

    Objectives: To assess whether educational status is associated with HIV-1 infection in developing countries by conducting a systematic review of published literature. Methods: Articles were identified through electronic databases and hand searching key journals. …

  8. Evaluation des progrès en Ouganda : prévalence du VIH et comportement sexuel : avantage d'une double surveillance

    This case study from Uganda discusses tools that have been used to track trends in HIV and sexual behavior. It also examines links between HIV infection and sexual behavior.

  9. A measure of succes in Uganda : the value of monitoring both HIV prevalence and sexual behavior

    This brochure discusses the tools used to track trends in HIV/AIDS and sexual behaviour in Uganda. It attempts to demonstrate links between the two.

  10. HIV/AIDS control in Kabarole District, Uganda

    Since the early 1980s, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has spread rapidly throughout the African continent. By the end of 2001 an estimated 29 million people were living with HIV in Africa. That same year 3.5 million people became newly infected with the disease and 2.2 million individuals died from AIDS-related causes. At the end of 2001, more than 14 million children worldwide had lost one or both parents to the epidemic. By providing support to a number of projects, GTZ has been assisting African countries in their fight against the epidemic since 1987. …

  11. The AIDS epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa: are teachers a high-risk group?

    This article assesses the extent to which teachers in Sub-Saharan Africa are a ‘high-risk’ group with respect to HIV infection and AIDS-related mortality. The main conclusion that is drawn from this review is that little hard evidence exists to support the contention that teachers are more vulnerable to the epidemic than other occupational groups.

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