Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Points to Consider: Responses to HIV/AIDS in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean Paperback – 30 Mar 2008

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Product details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd (30 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190506845X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905068456
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,364,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description


Since the early 20th century, when HIV began to circulate among humans, blood exposures during healthcare have contributed to the transmission of the virus. Despite all the money and attention directed at HIV/AIDS in the past several decades, these risks have remained. The book asks why, and seeks answers to a number of crucial questions: How much of the worst HIV epidemics are from blood exposures? Why have these risks persisted? And what is to be done? Points To Consider looks to the future and recommends new strategies that people and governments can adopt to ensure that healthcare and cosmetic services do not transmit HIV, and to reliably stop the worst HIV/AIDS epidemics. David Gisselquist has published more than a dozen articles in medical journals on HIV epidemics in Africa and India, with special attention to risks to transmit HIV through health care. He has traveled and worked in Africa and Asia, and has assisted field research on HIV in India and Kenya.He co-edited a collection of country studies on injection practices (Pilot-Testing the WHO Tools to Assess and Evaluate Injection Practices, published by WHO, 2003), and has spoken at WHO and at international AIDS conferences.

Dr Gisselquist holds a PhD in economics, with experience in anthropology and rural development. He is an independent consultant

No customer reviews

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
5.0 out of 5 starsWHO missing the obvious
15 September 2008 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
Edward Uravic
5.0 out of 5 starsAuthoritative and Persuasive
3 August 2009 - Published on Amazon.com
Garance Upham
5.0 out of 5 starsAIDS tragedy in Africa, Eastern Europe...
17 September 2008 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.