From Tragedy Towards Hope

Men, Women and the AIDS Epidemic

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This book tells the real life stories of men and women who live with the HIV/AIDS virus and have triumphed over it. It describes the impact of the virus on people and communities, and the initiatives taken by UNAIDS and the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). It delves into the myths and rituals that surround women, sex and sexuality, and helps readers understand the human consequences of the epidemic for those affected, their families, communities and society at large.




The world of HIV/AIDS is riddled with complexities. In the industrialised world, the discovery of and reasonable access to powerful anti-retroviral drugs have caused death rates due to AIDS to plummet, and opened up newer and greener vistas for people living with HIV/AIDS. The same discovery for our partners living with HIV/AIDS in the developing countries has been rather agonising.


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