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The HIV PandemicLocal and Global Implications$
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Eduard J. Beck, Nicholas Mays, Alan W. Whiteside, and José M. Zuniga

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199237401

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.001.0001

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The evolving HIV pandemic

The evolving HIV pandemic

(p.21) Chapter 2 The evolving HIV pandemic
The HIV Pandemic

Catherine A Hankins

Karen A Stanecki

Peter D Ghys

Hein Marais

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the pandemic by region, highlighting the changing dynamics of HIV transmission and the diverse patterns of infection found worldwide. The epidemic remains extremely dynamic, growing and changing character as the virus exploits new opportunities for transmission. Virtually no country in the world remains unaffected. The epidemic is not homogeneous within regions; some countries are more affected than others. In reality, like the pandemic, the national picture is made up of a series of epidemics with their own characteristics and dynamics. The number of people living with HIV has been rising in every region, with the steepest recent increases occurring in East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. In the coming years, as access to life-prolonging antiretroviral treatment increases, more people will be living with HIV. Providing treatment is both a humanitarian and a human rights issue.

Keywords:   HIV transmission, pandemic, variations, antiretroviral treatment, treatment

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