Annotated Bibliography On Hiv Aids In South Africa

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Bryan Wambold Dr. Katirai Geo 310 April 1, 2014 Annotated Bibliography Abdool, K. (2010). Hiv/aids in south africa. (2nd ed.). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. This book covers a wide range of subtopics on the issue of HIV and AIDS prevalence in South Africa. The authors provide information in a neatly organized way that allows readers to easily find the information they are looking for. The book is divided into 7 sections with multiple chapters in each section. The sections are as follows: Birth of a rapidly growing epidemic, The virus, the human host and their interactions, HIV risk factors and prevention strategies, Focal groups for understanding the HIV epidemic, the impact of AIDS, Treating HIV, and What does the future hold? Sections 1, 3, 5, 6, and 7 will provide good background information on my topic for my paper. Brunne, V. (2009). Public-private partnerships as a strategy against hiv/aids in south africa: The influence of historical legacies. African Journal of AIDS Research, 8(3), 339-348. doi: 10.2989 This article focuses on the collaboration of private and public partners to address and aid the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Brunne states that the success of these partnerships is dependent and influenced by the make-up of society. One thing that can have a major lasting impact on society is its history. In this case, the society's apartheid past plays a big role in the ability of public and private partners to come together and respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This will be a good source to reference in my paper as I'm explaining the steps being taken to eradicate or at least slow down the spreading of this devastating epidemic. Johnson, L. (2006). Modelling the demographic impact of hiv/aids in so... ... middle of paper ... ...illiams, B. (2001). The epidemiology of human immunodeficiency virus in south africa.Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences,356(1411), 1077-1086. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2001.0896 This article explains the overall epidemiology of HIV in South Africa. Williams goes over the spread of the disease and the differences in prevalence among different provinces. He also explains that prevalence increases with age after 15 years of age and that the disease is more prevalent among women. Williams also describes different factors that may have a significant impact on the spread HIV including circular migration, something that is often blamed for the rapidness of the spread of HIV. Finally, Williams describes different treatments and prevention strategies and their effectiveness, and the research needed and steps to be taken to reduce the continued spread of the disease.

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