TY - CHAP A1 - Ayesha B.M. Kharsany A2 - Quarraisha Abdool Karim ED1 - Eugenia Barros Y1 - 2011-10-26 PY - 2011 T1 - HIV Epidemiology and Prevention N2 - The past few decades have seen the escalation of HIV-infections and the 'frantic' search for new drugs to treat the millions of people that live with HIV-AIDS. However because HIV-AIDS cannot be cured, but only controlled with drugs, and the Antiretroviral (ARV) treatment itself results in some undesirable conditions, it is important to generate wider awareness of the plight of people living with this condition. This book attempts to provide information of the initiatives that have been used, successfully or unsuccessfully, to both prevent and combat this 'pandemic' taking into consideration the social, economic, cultural and educational aspects that involve individuals, communities and the countries affected. BT - HIV-infection SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/19532 DO - 10.5772/19532 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-04-07 ER -