[HIV epidemiology].

Title[HIV epidemiology].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsWandeler, G, Dubois-Arber, F, Clerc, O, Cavassini, M
JournalRev Med Suisse
Pagination888-90, 892-3
Date Published2008 Apr 9
KeywordsAfrica, Europe, HIV Infections, Humans, Risk Factors, Social Conditions, United States

Twenty-five years after the description of the first cases of AIDS, the HIV pandemic remains a major public health problem. Although often described as a single epidemic, there are many distinct epidemiological situations. Individual-level risks are at the center of this evolution and influenced by social, economic and political contexts. The overall situation in Europe and the Americas seems stable in recent years. However, the generalized epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa continue to spread and new hidden epidemic foci involving specific risk populations are emerging throughout the rest of the world. A multidimensional approach, tailored to the particular socio-cultural context, is essential to control these complex and diversified epidemics.

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Alternate JournalRev Med Suisse
Citation Key / SERVAL ID2657
PubMed ID18578428


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