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Landmark HIV/AIDS Publication Launches at International AIDS Society Conference in Mexico City
Date:8/5/2008

"From the Ground Up: Building Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care Programs in Resource-Limited Settings" Features Work of More Than 230 Global Health Experts

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, with support from the "A Day in the Life of Africa" Foundation/Tides Foundation, the U.S. Government, Harvard University and others, unveiled today a comprehensive guide to improving and expanding HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment efforts in resource-limited settings. Dr. Richard Marlink, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's Vice President of Program Implementation, led the development of this groundbreaking new resource, and provided a preview of the publication at the International AIDS Society Conference in Mexico City.

From the Ground Up: Building Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care Programs in Resource-Limited Settings is a three-volume publication containing practical guidance designed and written toward health care providers, managers, policy makers, and implementers, as well as the academic community.

"This guide distills our experiences over the past two decades from a wide range of international HIV/AIDS efforts, with a special focus on sub-Saharan Africa," said Dr. Marlink. "In this new era of expanded funding, a documentation of lessons being learned, in addition to the latest knowledge concerning the evolving 'science' of implementing care programs in resource constrained settings, is critically important."

More than 230 authors from many of the world's leading public health institutions contributed to the text, sharing their first-hand experiences and recommendations for the benefit of the international HIV/AIDS community. All chapters are presented in a practical and accessible format, providing a comprehensive summary of crucial considerations for international HIV/AIDS programs in the 21st century.

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