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The HIV PandemicLocal and Global Implications$
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Eduard J. Beck, Nicholas Mays, Alan W. Whiteside, and José M. Zuniga

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199237401

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.001.0001

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South Africa

South Africa

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(p.240) Chapter 16 South Africa
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The HIV Pandemic
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David McCoy

Robin Wood

Lilian Dudley

Peter Barron

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0016

This chapter reviews South Africa's response to its HIV epidemic. Within the current macroeconomic context, the public sector will find itself increasingly constrained in its ability to meet existing needs, let alone new demands generated by the HIV epidemic. There is a need to increase the portion of GDP spent on health, social and other support services. Critically, where operative the profound link between AIDS and poverty must be recognized and broken, and there is an urgent need for a national multisectoral response that goes well beyond the current public health response and engages the private sector and employers.

Keywords:   health support, HIV epidemic, social support, health system, HIV infection, poverty

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