ISBN 9788171548040,The Aids Handbook

The Aids Handbook


S Chowdhury


Popular Prakashan



Popular Prakashan

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9788171548040

ISBN-10 8171548040


Number of Pages 140 Pages
Language (English)


In the year 1986, the first HIV seropositive case in India, was discovered in Madras. Today, close to a decade later, over 786 clinically diagnosed AIDS cases have been reported and Ministry of Health estimates put the number of HIV infected persons in the country at 15 lakh. Some estimates suggest that by the year 2000, HIV would have infected about 5 million Indians and the number of AIDS cases would exceed one million. The situation is clearly daunting, especially in the absence of a vaccine or cure for AIDS. Obviously an AIDS pandemic can only be averted by a massive programme of public education. This AIDS handbook, authored by experienced medical professionals is designed to fulfill precisely this need. Aimed at grassroots AIDS workers and the layman, it lucidly and effectively deals with topics ranging from biology of the HIV virus, symptoms and transmission of AIDS to prevention, counselling services for HIV infected persons and an action plan for AIDS education. About the Author Dr. John Hubley is a consultant in health education and honorary lecturer at Leeds University. He has been involved extensively in programmes for the prevention and control of AIDS and has acted as a consultant to the WHO Global Programme on AIDS and more recently to the AIDS Task Force of the European Community. He is a regular visitor to India where he has worked as a consultant to health and development programmes in Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Tamil Nadu.Dr. Shankar Chowdhury, Associate Professor, teaches at the Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences. One of the pioneers in the field of AIDS education in India, he has vast experience in the social and behavioural aspect of HIV/AIDS. He is a regular consultant to several International Agencies such as the WHO, UNESCO, UNFPA. As a Coordinator, he has established the NGO-AIDS Cell at the Centre for Community Medicine with NORAD, support.Dr. V. Chandramouli did his undergraduate medical degree in India, and his post-graduate training in public health in England. He lived and worked in Zambia from 1982 to 1991. While he was there, he set up and ran a very successful AIDS health promotion organization called the Copperbelt Health Education Project.During the year 1992, Dr. Chandramouli worked in India as a consultant to the NGO-AIDS Cell, which is based at the Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. He has now joined WHO, Geneva.

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