AIDS and Social Policy in China
Publisher: Harvard University Asia Center | ISBN: N/A | edition 2006 | PDF | 292 pages | 8 mb
The recent shift in Chinese government policy towards HIV/AIDS has been extraordinary. In three short years Chinese policy has shifted from benign neglect to the promotion of most international best practices. The outbreak of SARS in the winter/spring of 2002–2003 alerted the Chinese government to the dangers of epidemic, life threatening infectious diseases that could undermine economic growth.
This volume, the first English language book on China's AIDS epidemic, provides a picture of the current state of the epidemic, a social science and interdisciplinary perspective on gaps in the response, and a blueprint for needed actions. The book's editors are leading experts on China's AIDS epidemic, health and political systems. Contributors comprise some of the world's leading Chinese and international researchers, policy-makers, and civil society representatives working on HIV/AIDS in China.