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HIV/AIDS and Development

Working papers

Written by John Farrington

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is unprecedented in its scale and impact on the most productive age categories, especially on those in whom society has invested most. The epidemic permeates all key sectors in heavily affected countries, and threatens the development gains made in recent decades. Its spread is mainly linked to sexual behaviour, which is both sensitive and resistant to change. A range of social and economic factors determine the degree of susceptibility to infection and vulnerability to impact.

Edited by John Farrington