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Population, Development and HIV/AIDS with Particular Emphasis on Poverty

The Concise Report

  • Author: UN, DESA
  • Publication date: July 2005
  • Page count: 76
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 05.XIII.3

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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.