Every minute a Nigerian man, woman, or child becomes infected with HIV. Soon Nigeria will be home to more people living with HIV than any other country in Africa. With 5 percent of its inhabitants already infected, Nigeria has reached the critical threshold that can catapult rates to nearly 40 percent of a country's population. The full magnitude of Nigeria's epidemic will be determined by its response now.
AIDS in Nigeria helps guide that response. Written by dozens of the country's leading HIV experts, the book explores the dynamics of the epidemic, analyzes prevention efforts, identifies crucial gaps, and formulates effective strategies for controlling the epidemic. Complementing the experts' words are the dramatic portraits of people whose lives have been forever transformed by AIDS. Their stories reveal the human costs of the epidemic--and the courage required to overcome it.
An effective response to Nigeria's AIDS epidemic, with analysis of prevention efforts and strategies for controlling the disease, is presented by some of the country's leading health experts. Their scholarship is complemented with courageous stories of people whose lives have been transformed by AIDS.
An extremely rich source of information on the AIDS epidemic as it begins to ravage one of the most populous countries on the African continent...The voluminous AIDS in Nigeria: A Nation on the Threshold provides a comprehensive overview of a single country, examining the dynamics of the epidemic through an analysis of prevention efforts, and offering valuable information to researchers and policymakers...AIDS in Nigeria: A Nation on the Threshold is a treasure trove of information on the nature of an epidemic and how to deal with it in Nigeria...[It] should prove useful for both policymakers, politicians, academics, and the wider lay community.
- 578 pages
- Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
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