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Population, Development and HIV/AIDS with Particular Emphasis on Poverty: The Concise Report

Release Date: July, 2005
(also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish)
ISBN 13: 9789211514049
Sales Number: 05.XIII.3
76 page(s), 5x8
Binding: Paperback
Series: Population Studies, No. 247
Publisher: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs

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The AIDS pandemic has gained momentum during the past quarter century, expanding to all regions of the world. AIDS affects both the rich and the poor, but the hardest-hit countries are among the poorest in the world. Unless more vigorous actions are undertaken to combat the disease and its effects, the HIV/AIDS epidemic portends a grim future for many countries, especially the poorest countries. The present report concludes that the most effective approach to thwarting the HIV/AIDS epidemic is to implement a combination of strategies that reduce risks, diminish vulnerability and mitigate impact.

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