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Microeconomic Perspectives on the Impacts of HIV/AIDS


Beegle, Kathleen G.; Goldstein, Markus P.; & Thirumurthy, Harsha (2010). Microeconomic Perspectives on the Impacts of HIV/AIDS.. Sahn, David E. (Ed.) (pp. 57-73). Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press.


Since HIV/AIDS came into the public spotlight in the 1980s, it has occupied a singular position because of the rapidly emergent threat and devastation the disease has caused, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The grim statistics are readily available and speak for themselves: the latest estimates, for 2008, suggest that 33.4 million people presently are infected, and their numbers continue to grow, beyond the 2 million people who died of the disease in the previous year. New infections continue to create a formidable challenge to households, communities, and health systems: last year alone, 2.7 million new infections occurred globally. Sub-Saharan Africa...


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Beegle, Kathleen G.
Goldstein, Markus P.
Thirumurthy, Harsha