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HIV and AIDS in South Asia : an economic development risk / Markus Haacker and Mariam Claeson, editors
Bib ID 4702375
Format BookBook
Description Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2009 
xxvi, 244 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9780821378007
0821378007
Series

Directions in development. Human development.

Summary

"HIV and AIDS in South Asia: An Economic Development Risk offers an original perspective on HIV and AIDS as major development issues for the region. Although the impact of HIV and AIDS on economic growth appears to be very small, three risks to development are associated with HIV and AIDS in South Asia: the risk of escalating concentrated epidemics, the economic welfare costs, and the fiscal costs of scaling up treatment. As the authors show, South Asian countries have relatively low estimated national HIV prevalence rates, but prevalence is growing rapidly among vulnerable groups at high risk, such as sex workers and their clients, men having sex with men, and injecting drug users and their partners.".

"The authors conclude that the limited ability of many households to pay "catastrophic" health expenses associated with treatment, as well as the negative consequences associated with poor adherence to treatment, suggest a large and central role for the public sector in the provision of antiretroviral therapy. HIV and AIDS in South Asia: An Economic Development Risk will be of particular value to readers with interests in the areas of economic policy, microfinance, public health, and epidemiology."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Dynamics of the HIV epidemic in South Asia
  • Responding to HIV in Afghanistan
  • Development impact of HIV and AIDS in South Asia
  • Economic cost of HIV/AIDS in India
  • The fiscal burden of AIDS treatment on South Asian health care systems
  • Recurrent costs of India's free art program.
 
Notes

Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects AIDS (Disease) -- Economic aspects -- South Asia.  |  HIV infections -- Economic aspects -- Asia -- Statistics.  |  HIV infections -- Asia -- Epidemiology.  |  Demography -- Asia -- Statistics.
Other authors/contributors Haacker, Markus  |  Claeson, Mariam  |  World Bank

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