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Title

The social ecology of HIV/AIDS

Authors

Mayer K, Pizer HF, Venkatesh KK

Network Affiliation

Other

Organization

 

Journal Name

Medical Clinics of North America

Publication Date

11/1/2008

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19061756

Link to full-text

 

PMID

19061756

Abstract

The reasons that epidemics occur largely are a function of human behaviors and responses to environmental changes, known as the social ecology of infectious diseases. The AIDS epidemic began in remote parts of Central and West Africa and spread from rural areas to urban centers. The epidemic became a global pandemic. Although screening programs and use of antivirals have decreased the likelihood of HIV transmission, these advances have not reached all centers in the developing world. The epidemic continues to grow despite effective treatment because of the absence of a protective vaccine and the continuation of high risk sexual behavior and substance use.

 

Keywords

 

Topic

MSM; Substance Abuse

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