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Author
Moses, Stephen; James F. Blanchard; Han Kang; Faran Emmanuel; Sushena Reza Paul; Marissa L. Becker; David Wilson; Mariam Claeson
Title
AIDS in South Asia: Understanding and Responding to a Heterogeneous Epidemic
Imprint
The World Bank, Washington, 2006, 131 pp
ISBN/ISSN
0-8213-6757-9
Url
http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/SOUTHASIAEXT 0,,contentMDK:21019386~pagePK:146736~piPK:146830~theSitePK:223547,00.html
Abstract

"This report describes how sex work and injecting drug use fuel concentrated epidemics. Men who have sex with men represent an important vulnerable population, but more information is required to better understand their role in HIV transmission dynamics. The report also draws attention to significant rural epidemics in parts of India and Nepal and the need to increase understanding of HIV prevention needs and service delivery patterns in South Asia’s rural settings. Understanding rural epidemics and configuring an effective response to them constitute a major challenge. The report argues for an effective two-pronged approach: first, and foremost, scaling up effective HIV prevention programs for high-risk vulnerable groups; and second, tackling the underlying socioeconomic determinants of the epidemic."

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