The United Nations and the Quest for the Holy Grail (of AIDS)

Wise, Aaron; Mehta, Arnav; Qianwei Li
June 2006
UMAP Journal;Summer2006, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p113
Academic Journal
The article discusses the efforts spearheaded by the United Nations (UN) in addressing the threat of HIV/AIDS epidemic worldwide. The writers recommend nations to adopt the combinations of sex education, antiretroviral treatments, and vaccine research to reduce the occurrence of the disease. They aim towards quantifying the results of these treatments to determine how best to counter AIDS. They suggest an iterative deterministic model for evaluating the progress of HIV through 2050. Moreover, they study country-specific guidelines, like the prevalence of HIV among subpopulations as well condom utilization and risky-sex rates, and framework the influence of treatment.


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