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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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Social and economic impact of the HIV pandemic

Social and economic impact of the HIV pandemic

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(p.36) Chapter 3 Social and economic impact of the HIV pandemic
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The HIV Pandemic
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Alan Whiteside (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0003

In early 2003, an outbreak of a new disease, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), caused panic around the world. When the disease was finally brought under control and the costs were totalled, SARS had claimed 321 lives in twenty-six countries. The estimated cost to the global economy was between US$40 billion and US$140 billion. In contrast, HIV has been recognized for more than twenty years. Since the epidemic began, more than sixty million people have been infected and twenty million died. The HIV pandemic has not been brought under control, and the toll continues to mount. Yet, this disease has not had the level of global, social, and economic response that SARS had. This chapter explains why this is the case, by first looking at the social and economic impacts of the pandemic.

Keywords:   HIV pandemic, SARS, global response, social response, economic response, social impact, economic impact

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