Introduction and overview

SOURCE: HIV/AIDS in South Africa 25 years on: psychosocial perspectives
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): P.Rohleder, L.Swartz, S.C.Kalichman, L.C.Simbayi
SOURCE EDITOR(S): P.Rohleder, L.Swartz, S.C.Kalichman, L.C.Simbayi
KEYWORDS: HISTORY, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS PREVENTION, PUBLIC HEALTH
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5974

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Abstract

Much has happened since the first appearance of AIDS in 1981: it has been identified, studied, and occasionally denied. The virus has shifted host populations and spread globally. Medicine, the social sciences, and world governments have joined forces to combat and prevent the disease. And South Africa has emerged as ground zero for the pandemic. The urgent lessons in this book apply both globally and locally, making HIV/AIDS in South Africa 25 Years On uniquely instructive and useful for professionals and researchers in HIV/AIDS, public health, and social science research.