From the Ground Up: Building Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care Programs in Resource- Limited Settings

Edited by Richard G. Marlink & Sara Teitelman, 2009

From the Ground UpThis three- volume set is a comprehensive guide to improving and expanding HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment efforts in resource-limited settings. The book features a foreword by Peter Piot, former Executive Director of UNAIDS, as well contributions from more than 320 leading international HIV/AIDS experts. Dr. Richard Marlink, the Foundation’s Senior Advisor for Medical and Scientific Affairs and Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, led the development of this groundbreaking resource, with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “A Day in the Life of Africa” AIDS Education Fund, Harvard University, and others.

An independent review of the book in the March 20 issue of The Lancet states that the book is “unique in imparting concern and compassion for those affected by HIV/AIDS, alongside invaluable science, statistics, and policy issues relating to this pandemic” and that it will be “invaluable for program managers and lead clinicians.” Access the PDF Version


A Line Drawn in the Sand: Responses to the AIDS Treatment Crisis in Africa

Edited By Phyllis J. Kanki & Richard G. Marlink, 2009

In the nA Line Drawn in the Sandearly three decades since the AIDS epidemic was first recognized, scientists have made tremendous strides in devising treatments for people living with HIV/AIDS. Yet in Africa, where more than 60 percent of HIV-infected people live, treatments remain out of reach for most.

A Line Drawn in the Sand captures the determination of several African nations in tackling the challenge of providing lifesaving antiretroviral therapies to their citizens: Botswana, which has some of the highest HIV infection rates worldwide; Nigeria, whose epidemic threatens to become one of the world’s largest; Senegal, often touted as one of the few countries with a model response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic; and Tanzania, whose extreme poverty threatens efforts to stem its epidemic.

By emphasizing the dramatic results that investments in AIDS treatments in Africa can bring, the book provides lessons to nations about scaling up their own treatment responses, hope to individuals and communities confronted with the often devastating impact of AIDS, and inspiration to the international HIV/AIDS community. Purchase


AIDS in Africa: Second Edition

Edited by Max Essex, Souleymane Mboup, Phyllis J. Kanki, Richard G. Marlink, & Shelia D. Tlou, 2007

AIDS in AfricaThe way we deal with AIDS in Africa will All of them take account of the local cultural determine Africa’s future. The devastation context. But they all have something else in wrought by HIV/AIDS on the continent is so common; they stem from a political will to acute that it has become one of the main fight AIDS, and a recognition that facing up obstacles to development itself. AIDS to the problem is the first step towards c- threatens to unravel whole societies, com- quering it. I am convinced that, given that munities, and economies. In this way, AIDS will, every society can do the same. is not only taking away Africa’s present—it We have seen a growing understanding is taking away Africa’s future. of the inextricable link between prevention This crisis requires an unprecedented and treatment, and a conviction that tre- response. It requires communities, nations, ment can work even in the poorest societies. and regions, the public and the private sector, We have seen AIDS drugs become more international organizations and nongovern- available and affordable in poor countries, mental groups to come together in concerted, and scientific progress promises simplified coordinated action. Only when all these treatment regimes. Above all, we have seen a forces join in a common effort will we be able growing understanding that the key is poli- to expand our fight against the epidemic to cal commitment to providing treatment, decrease risk, vulnerability, and impact. All backed up by community involvement. Purchase


Global AIDS Crisis: A Reference Handbook

By Richard G. Marlink & Alison G. Kotin, 2004

Global AIDS Crisis

Global AIDS Crisis scrutinizes the scourge of HIV and the AIDS virus throughout the world through the eyes of one of the top AIDS researchers in the world. From Botswana and sub-Saharan Africa to Thailand, Romania, and Brazil, an exploration of developing countries with limited access to healthcare and scarce resources reveals how such factors as tourism, international travel, war, and mobility have facilitated the insidious spread of HIV and AIDS.

Candid discussions of sensitive issues such as stigma and its effects on morale and health complement scientific and medical inquiries into the origins of the disease and the development of antiretroviral therapies. An analysis of groundbreaking solutions such as “medication adherence partners,” prevention strategies, and current vaccine models adds a glimmer of hope to a seemingly hopeless crisis. Purchase

 

 

 

 


Operations Manual for Delivery of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment at Primary Health Centres in High-Prevalence, Resource-Constrained Settings

Edition 1 for Fieldtesting and Country Adaptation.

Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 5.45.59 PMThis Operations Manual was developed as part of a WHO-PEPFAR collaboration on health centre scale up. Its development involved experienced experts from many implementing partners, WHO and MOH staff active in implementing HIV and related primary health care services as well as other NGOs and FBOs, PLHIV activist groups, bilateral and multilateral agencies.

The Manual can be read online here or dowloaded as pdf