The Resource AIDS in Africa, Nicolas Cook

AIDS in Africa, Nicolas Cook

Label
AIDS in Africa
Title
AIDS in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Nicolas Cook
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sub-Saharan Africa has been more severely affected by AIDS than any other part of the world. In 2005, the United Nations reports, there were about 25.8 million HIV-positive adults and children in the region, which has about 11.3% of the world's population but over 64% of the worldwide total of infected persons. The overall adult rate of infection in Africa is 7.2%, compared with 1.1% worldwide. Nine southern Africa countries have infection rates above 10%. Ten African countries with the largest infected populations account for over 50% of infected adults worldwide. By the end of 2005, an estimated 27.5 million Africans had died of AIDS since 1982, including 2.4 million in 2005. AIDS has surpassed malaria as the leading cause of death in Africa, and it kills many times more Africans than war. In Africa, 57% of those infected are women. Experts attribute the severity of Africa's AIDS epidemic to the region's poverty, women's relative lack of empowerment, high rates of male worker migration, and other factors. Health systems are ill-equipped for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. AIDS' severe social and economic consequences are depriving Africa of skilled workers and teachers, and reducing life expectancy by decades in some countries. There are an estimated 12.3 million African AIDS orphans. They face increased risk of malnutrition and reduced prospects for education. AIDS is blamed for declines in farm production in some countries and is seen as a major contributor to hunger and famine. Donor governments, non-governmental organizations, and African governments have responded by supporting programs aimed at preventing and reducing the number of new infections and by trying to abate damage done by AIDS to families, societies, and economies. The adequacy of this response is the subject of much debate
Member of
Cataloging source
NLM
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Cook, Nicolas
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WC 503.4 HA12
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Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS isue brief for Congress
Series volume
IB10050
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Africa
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Africa
  • HIV Infections
  • HIV Infections
  • HIV Infections
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • International Cooperation
  • Financing, Government
  • Africa South of the Sahara
  • United States
Label
AIDS in Africa, Nicolas Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF cover
  • "Updated March 9, 2006."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Characteristics of the African epidemic -- Explaining the African epidemic -- Social and economic consequences -- Responses to the AIDS epidemic -- U.S. policy
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)65474563
  • (OCoLC)ocm65474563
Label
AIDS in Africa, Nicolas Cook
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF cover
  • "Updated March 9, 2006."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Characteristics of the African epidemic -- Explaining the African epidemic -- Social and economic consequences -- Responses to the AIDS epidemic -- U.S. policy
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)65474563
  • (OCoLC)ocm65474563

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