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AIDS in Nigeria: A Nation on the Threshold

by Olusoji Adeyi, Phyllis J Kanki, Oluwole Odutolu and John A Idoko Harvard Center for Population and Development Stud
Pub Date:
05/2006
ISBN:
9780674018686
Format:
Pbk 578 pages
Price:
AU$75.00 NZ$80.00
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Every minute a Nigerian man, woman, or child becomes infected with HIV. Soon Nigeria will be home to more people living with HIV than any other country in Africa. With 5 percent of its inhabitants already infected, Nigeria has reached the critical threshold that can catapult rates to nearly 40 percent of a country's population. The full magnitude of Nigeria's epidemic will be determined by its response now. AIDS in Nigeria helps guide that response. Written by dozens of the country's leading HIV experts, the book explores the dynamics of the epidemic, analyzes prevention efforts, identifies crucial gaps, and formulates effective strategies for controlling the epidemic. Complementing the experts' words are the dramatic portraits of people whose lives have been forever transformed by AIDS. Their stories reveal the human costs of the epidemic--and the courage required to overcome it.
An effective response to Nigeria's AIDS epidemic, with analysis of prevention efforts and strategies for controlling the disease, is presented by some of the country's leading health experts. Their scholarship is complemented with courageous stories of people whose lives have been transformed by AIDS. Sandra L. Jamison Black Issues Book Review An extremely rich source of information on the AIDS epidemic as it begins to ravage one of the most populous countries on the African continent...The voluminous AIDS in Nigeria: A Nation on the Threshold provides a comprehensive overview of a single country, examining the dynamics of the epidemic through an analysis of prevention efforts, and offering valuable information to researchers and policymakers...AIDS in Nigeria: A Nation on the Threshold is a treasure trove of information on the nature of an epidemic and how to deal with it in Nigeria... should prove useful for both policymakers, politicians, academics, and the wider lay community. Ezekiel Kalipeni and Richard O. Djukpen African Studies Review
Olusoji Adeyi is the Coordinator of Public Health Programs World Bank, Washington, D.C. Phyllis J. Kanki is Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, and Director, AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria, Boston, Massachusetts. Oluwole Odutolu is Senior Project Coordinator, AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria. John Idoko is Professor of Medicine and Director of the APIN Laboratory at Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria.