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Authors
Yamamoto,Tadashi and Satoko Itoh (eds)
Title
Fighting a Rising Tide: The Response to AIDS in East Asia
Imprint
Japan Centre for International Exchange, 2006
ISBN/ISSN
4-88907-077-X
Description

Chapters: Overview: Tadashi Yamamoto, Director, Friends of the Global Fund Japan; President, Japan Center for International Exchange; Australia: William Bowtell, Senior Research Associate, Lowy Institute for International Policy; Cambodia: Sisowath Doung Chanto, Assistant Dean and Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations, Pannasastra University; China: Wu Zunyou, Director, National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Sheena Sullivan, health researcher, National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Indonesia: Nafsiah Mboi, Senior Advisor, Indonesian National AIDS Commission, Karen Houston Smith, Deputy Director, Family Health International Indonesia; Japan: Satoko Itoh, Chief Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange; Republic of Korea: Shin Surin, Chief of the AIDS Program, Korean Alliance to Defeat AIDS; Lao PDR: Chanthone Khamsibounheuang, Deputy Director, Center for HIV/AIDS and STI, National Project Director, Lao PDR HIV/AIDS Trust Project;
Malaysia: Rozaidah Talib, Member, Parliament of Malaysia; The Philippines: Eugenio M. Caccam, Jr. , independent consultant, former Associate Director, Philippine Business for Social Progress(PBSP); Taiwan: Steve Hsu-Sung Kuo, Director, Taiwan Center for Disease Control, Tsai Su-Fen, Former Director, AIDS and STDs Division, Taiwan Center for Disease Control Huang HUANG Yen-Fang, Deputy Director, First Branch Office, Taiwan Center for Disease Control; Thailand: Wiput Phoolcharoen, freelance researcher; Former Director, Health System Research Institute; Vietnam: Pham Sanh Chau, Deputy Director General, Institution for International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Abstract

"Twelve chapters were commissioned to experts around the Asia Pacific to examine how government, civil society, corporations, and media are responding to the rising tide of HIV/AIDS infection that is afflicting the region. These chapters portray a surprising diversity of experiences. Countries such as Australia had early, concentrated epidemics. Others, like China, are experiencing rapidly growing epidemics. Thailand has seen high but declining prevalence rates, while Vietnam is seeing exponential growth in rates among specific populations, particularly intravenous drug users. Meanwhile, Japan and others still have low prevalence rates, but need to remain vigilant and active if they are to avoid an epidemic."

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