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AIDS in the Twenty-First Century: disease and globalization

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Tony Barnett|, Alan Whiteside
Palgrave Macmillan (April 2006)

First published in 2002, AIDS in the Twenty-First Century met with widespread praise from researchers and policy makers. This new edition is fully revised to take account of the latest facts and developments in the field. All statistics and evidence have been updated and their meanings reconsidered. Developments in vaccines, anti-retroviral treatments and microbicides are discussed along with information about the president's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. 

A revised and extended bibliography is an important resource for students and researchers, and each chapter contains key readings and topics for essays and discussions. Carefully written to be accessible, this book is theoretically informed, practical and remains the leading text in its field. 

  • Tony Barnett is ESRC professorial research fellow at the Development Studies Institute, LSE, and co-director of the Mackinder Centre for the Study of Long Wave Events. 
  • Alan Whiteside was an overseas development institute fellow from 1980 to 1983 when he joined the University of Natal (now University of KwaZulu-Natal), South Africa. He is a professor and director of the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division which he established in 1998.


'...a unique and important book. It is accessible, innovative and far-sighted.'
Peter Piot, executive director, UNAIDS

'The foundation text for postgraduate courses on AIDS and development, AIDS and politics and so on...the best reference book for those who are - or should be - grappling with the implications of AIDS in development planning, business and public affairs.'
Alex de Waal, London Review of Books

'...a powerful book which needs to be read by all senior African politicians and policy makers. We can beat this disease.'
KY Amoako, executive secretary, Economic Commission for Africa

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