HIV/AIDS is spreading rapidly in Asia and the Pacific region. Within a decade it will be the epicentre of this disease, yet world attention continues to focus on the situation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
No place for borders shows that the dynamism of Asian economies and the movement of people within and between countries is helping to promote the spread of the disease. Poor public health infrastructure and international programmes which don’t take regional cultures and needs into account add to the problem. The contributors also argue that the HIV/AIDS epidemic has been poorly managed since it first appeared in North America, and that this is now creating problems for Asian and Pacific countries.
No place for borders is the first comprehensive and multidisciplinary overview of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Asia and the Pacific region. With a wealth of detail about regional variations, it is essential reading for anyone interested in public health, development issues and HIV/AIDS.
Contributors include people working on various aspects of the HIV/AIDS problem in international, national and non-government agencies, as well as development consultants, health workers and academic researchers.