An edited volume, Three Decades of HIV/ AIDS in Asia contains country-specific chapters on the HIV/AIDS problem—low-prevalence countries such as Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well as countries with advanced epidemics such as Cambodia, China, India, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam—and the evolving response to it. With the modus operandi of real-life stories and case studies, this work becomes more relevant in assessing the reality and the prevention measures required for effective prevention.
There is recognition of the fact that as the pandemic disease continues its relentless march, Asia remains the hardest hit after Africa. The lesson learnt from the Asian countries show that HIV can be prevented with strong political commitment, adequate human and financial resources and this is what should drive our response in the future.
An update on Jai P. Narian's AIDS in Asia: the Challenge Continues (SAGE Publications, 2004), this book presents a comprehensive and updated account of the evolving nature of HIV/AIDS.