1st Edition

Global Institutions and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Responding to an International Crisis

By Franklyn Lisk Copyright 2010
    216 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    216 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Written by a leading expert in the field, this book provides a clear and incisive analysis of the different perspectives of the global response to HIV/AIDS, and the role of the different global institutions involved. The text highlights HIV/AIDS as an exceptional global epidemic in terms of the severity of its impact as a humanitarian tragedy of unprecedented proportion, its multi-dimensional characteristics, and its continuous evolution over more than two decades.

    The careful analysis in this volume critically reviews key issues in the global response, including:

    • HIV/AIDS as a development challenge

    • North-South power relationships and tensions

    • international and regional partnerships between donor governments and recipient countries

    • governance of global institutions and impact on the capacity of developing countries to respond effectively to the epidemic

    • prevention versus treatment as options in HIV/AIDS services

    • how to make the money work in support of effective AIDS financing.


    Providing a comprehensive but easy to read and compact overview of history, trends and impacts of HIV/AIDS and the global efforts to respond effectively this book is essential reading for all students of international relations, health studies and international organizations.

    1. The Evolution HIV/AIDS as a Global Epidemic and Early Global Response  2. The Rise and Fall of the Global Programme on AIDS (GPA)  3. The Birth of the Joint UNited Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)  4. HIV/AIDS and Human Rights  5. HIV/AIDS as a Security Threat  6. HIV/AIDS as a Development Challenge  7. HIV/AIDS and Human Resource Capacity  8. Financing of the Global HIV/AIDS Response  9. Global Governance and HIV/AIDS Response  10. Critical and Emerging Issues and Challenges in HIV/AIDS Response


    Franklyn Lisk is Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR), University of Warwick, and was a Professor at the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2005-2006. Prior to that he was the founding Director of the ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work in Geneva, as well as the ILO Global Coordinator for UNAIDS, 2001-2005. He is co-editor (with Sophie Harman) of Governance of HIV/AIDS: Making Participation and Accountability Count, 2009