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

ISBN 9780415444972
Published October 16, 2009 by Routledge
216 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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