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The Economics of the Global Response to HIV/AIDS

Markus Haacker


The global response to HIV/AIDS has been a major aspect of global health and development policy over the last decades. The book illustrates the devastating health impacts of the epidemic, with life expectancy in some countries falling to the lowest levels observed anywhere, and the remarkable success of the global HIV/AIDS response in reversing such extreme outcomes. Concerns about the implications of HIV/AIDS for economic development have played a role in motivating the global HIV/AIDS response. However, evidence on the impacts of HIV/AIDS on economic growth or poverty is weak, and the magnit ... More

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, public health, global health, public finance, economic development, cost-effectiveness, health policy, development policy, external assistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198718048
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718048.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Markus Haacker, author
Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health