By Laith Abu-raddad, Francisca Ayodeji Akala, Iris Semini, Gabrielle Riedner, David Wilson, Oussama Tawil
Regardless of worldwide development in knowing the epidemiology of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), wisdom in regards to the epidemic within the center East and North Africa (MENA) is still restricted and topic to a lot controversy. within the greater than 25 years because the discovery of HIV, no medical examine has supplied a finished, data-driven synthesis of the unfold of HIV/AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) within the sector. as a result, the effectiveness of rules, courses, and assets meant to deal with the unfold of HIV/AIDS has been compromised. This file goals to fill the information hole through supplying the first-ever entire medical review and data-driven epidemiological synthesis of HIV's unfold in MENA. it's in line with a literature overview and research of hundreds of thousands of mostly unrecognized guides, experiences, and knowledge resources extracted from medical literature or accrued from resources on the neighborhood, nationwide, and local degrees. The ensuing selection of facts presents a pretty good beginning on which efforts to stem the unfold of HIV/AIDS may be established. Characterizing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic within the heart East and North Africa should be of specific curiosity to coverage makers, researchers, improvement practitioners, and experts in public healthiness and epidemiology.
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Characterizing the HIV AIDS Epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa: Time for Strategic Action (Orientations in Development) by Laith Abu-raddad, Francisca Ayodeji Akala, Iris Semini, Gabrielle Riedner, David Wilson, Oussama Tawil