Hindi Translation: Akhil Mittal
Format: Cloth | Pages: 220pp
Size: 145 × 210 mm
This book presents the history of HIV/AIDS in China, which over the last three decades has been a gripping tale of exclusion and fear, and then, by turns, of involuntary tragedy, cautious experimentation and finally vigorous response. It discusses the occurrence, development and epidemic studies and also introduces China’s policies and measures to conquer this epidemic, offering readers valuable insights into China’s approach to prevention in this field.
Zunyou Wu is the Chief Epidemiologist China CDC and an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at UCLA. He is also a member of UNAIDS Scientific Expert Panel. Dr. Wu is a leader in the field of HIV prevention strategies and oversees overall prevention, particularly among key populations in China. He has published over 400 academic papers, 227 of which in international journals, including Science, Lancet. Dr. Wu has received many honors including the 2005 International Rolleston Award for implementing harm reduction in China, “Hall of Fame” of 2006 UCLA School of Public Health’s Alumni, UNAIDS Gold Medal in 2008, and many awards from Chinese government.
A candid account of the evolution of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in China over the last three decades. The government overcame its early ambivalence and mounted a campaign which provides HIV prevention and treatment solutions that are socially and culturally adapted to the domestic reality. The National Centre for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention has emerged as a pioneer in the implementation and evaluation of innovative programmes, in particular expanding treatment as a way of preventing AIDS and premature mortality and secondarily limiting new infections. They are generating peer reviewed evidence that is helping to shape AIDS control efforts globally. China is strongly positioned to face the remaining challenges to control the epidemic and to contribute to the global attainment of the United Nations 90-90-90 Target as a means to end the AIDS pandemic for 2030.
—Julio S. G. Montaner, MD, DSc (hon)
Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia