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Globalization and the HIV epidemic

Published in Globalization and Health

© Syda Productions / stock.adobe.cThe HIV epidemic caught humanity by surprise with its unique aetiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology and its impact, not just on health, but also on society in general. Importantly, it has also prompted an unprecedented response from society. The concerted effort undertaken by multiple players, the availability of funding, the cross-boarder and interdisciplinary cooperation and the global awareness that have been connected with this epidemic are unparalleled. Globalization has affected both the spread of the disease and our collective response to the epidemic. This collection presents various manuscripts published over the last five years that explore HIV/AIDS in its global context. The papers draw on a wide range of disciplinary perspectives from broad socio-political analysis to on-the-ground epidemiology, covering important developments in both theory and practice.

  1. While there has recently been significant medical advance in understanding and treating HIV, limitations in understanding the complex social dimensions of HIV/AIDS epidemics continue to restrict a host of prev...

    Authors: May Chazan, Michael Brklacich and Alan Whiteside
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2009 5:12
  2. In a recent issue of Globalization and Health, Yu et al. examine the impact of HIV/AIDS programs on health care systems. This editorial considers their position and confirms that the former actually supports t...

    Authors: Gorik Ooms
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2008 4:11
  3. There is increasing debate about whether the scaled-up investment in HIV/AIDS programs is strengthening or weakening the fragile health systems of many developing countries. This article examines and assesses ...

    Authors: Dongbao Yu, Yves Souteyrand, Mazuwa A Banda, Joan Kaufman and Joseph H Perriëns
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2008 4:8
  4. Globalisation affects all facets of human life, including health and well being. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has highlighted the global nature of human health and welfare and globalisation has given rise to a trend ...

    Authors: Hoosen M Coovadia and Jacqui Hadingham
    Citation: Globalization and Health 2005 1:13