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Reading: The Economics of the Global Response to HIV/AIDS

by on April 7, 2017

9780198718048The Economics of the Global Response to HIV/AIDS
Haacker, Markus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

This book illustrates  the devastating health impacts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the success of the global response to reversing the extreme drop in life expectancy in some countries. Concerns about the implications of HIV/AIDS for economic development have played a role in motivating the global response to the epidemic, but those concerns are now overblown because HIV/AIDS has effectively transitioned into a chronic disease, absorbing a substantial chunk of global financial resources over decades. The book presents a framework for integrating these financial consequences and the transmission dynamics of HIV in the analysis of cost-effectiveness of HIV/AIDS interventions and in the design of HIV/AIDS programs.

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