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HIV/AIDS in Latin American countries : the challenges ahead

Author: Anabela Garcia-Abreu; Isabel Noguer; Karen Cowgill
Publisher: Washington, DC : World Bank, ©2003.
Series: Health, nutrition, and population series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The report evaluates current national surveillance capacity and assesses national responses of the health sector to the epidemic on a country-by-country basis. Importantly, the report identifies key areas in which specific interventions are urgently needed and the challenges ahead.

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Compared to most countries in Africa and to nearby islands in the Caribbean, most Latin American countries have not faced a full-scale AIDS epidemicA?yet. A number of recent trends suggest, however, that if Latin America does not take appropriate prevention measures soon, incidence levels could reach epidemic proportions. Sound and timely policies can limit the current and future impact of HIV/AIDS on Latin American health care systems, economies, and societies. Many countries in Latin America have shown their willingness to address the scope and special nature of the HIV/AIDS problem; since the late 1980s these countries have developed new structures and the groundwork needed for community responses. However, many challenges still lie ahead. HIV/AIDS in Latin American Countries presents new and updated information about the extent and trends of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Latin America; it evaluates current national surveillance capacities, and assesses the national responses of the health sector to the epidemic on a country-by-country basis. Based on analyses of secondary information and on new World BankA?sponsored research and country-level data, the study looks at 17 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rep??blica Bolivariana de Venezuela, and Uruguay.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Statistiques (Descripteur de forme)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
HIV/AIDS in Latin American countries.
Washington, DC : World Bank, ©2003
(OCoLC)647076811
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anabela Garcia-Abreu; Isabel Noguer; Karen Cowgill
ISBN: 0821353640 9780821353646
OCLC Number: 52203235
Description: xxv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Health, nutrition, and population series.
Responsibility: Anabela Garcia-Abreu, Isabel Noguer, Karen Cowgill [editors].

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This study presents updated information about the extent and trends of HIV/AIDS in Latin America and assesses national responses on a country-by-country basis. It also identifies key areas in which  Read more...
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