Original Articles

The end of AIDS: Possibility or pipe dream? A tale of transitions

DOI: 10.2989/16085906.2014.927780
Author(s): Alan WhitesideBasillie School of International Affairs and Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada, Michael StraussHealth Economics and HIV/AIDs Research Division (HEARD), South Africa


Globally, in the last 20 years health has improved. In this generally optimistic setting HIV and AIDS accounts for the fastest growing burden of disease. The data show the bulk of this is experienced in Southern Africa. In this region, HIV and AIDS (and tuberculosis [TB]) peaks among young adults. Women carry the greater proportion of infections and provided most of the care.

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