Please note: This archive was last updated in 2005.

RHO archives : Topics : HIV/AIDS


Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a public health disaster and a human tragedy. By the end of 2003, approximately 38 million people were living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and more than 30 million people worldwide had lost their lives to AIDS (Idemyor 2003; UNAIDS 2004). As the number of people infected with HIV continues to mount, efforts to provide care for those affected are just as critical as strategies for prevention, and have become an integral part of the response to control the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

From this page, you can click on subject headings to:

  • Access RHO’s current and past Special Focus pieces on HIV/AIDS.
  • Read an overview and access lessons learned on HIV/AIDS.
  • Browse summaries of key issues.
  • Access an annotated bibliography of important studies on HIV/AIDS.
  • Learn about successful HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Learn about other websites related to HIV/AIDS.
  • Read and download informative presentations on HIV/AIDS.
  • Download the entire RHO HIV/AIDS section in PDF format.