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The book is written keeping in mind the varied nature of its readership. While providing broad nuances of HIV/AIDS to the general reader, it provides extensive data-based information useful to researchers and deeper insights to government agencies and NGOs.
a meticulous blend... quite authentic, and irrespective of the philosophical or theoretical framework that a researcher stands by, the book has something to offer every individual interested in the topic...eye-opening and detailed chapters dealing with complex facets of AIDS and its implications...a commendable aspect of the book’s formatting is the way it has been presented to the readers by dividing the chapters into sub-chapters, making the discussion easy to grasp.
Savio P. Falleiro, probably the first author to give the micro-view of the families which carry the burden of survival amidst misery... the tabulated information has painstakingly brought out in such a way as to help general reader to understand the nature of problem under study. What really gives an authenticity to the whole study is that the fact the author has carried out the 400 odd interviews on his own.
[This book] takes an oft-ignored aspect of AIDS and analyses the economic effects on household...Falleiro is probably the first author to give the micro-view of the families which carry the burden of survival amidst this despair...the findings are based on personal interviews/surveys of 200 HIV/ AIDS affected families and 200 non-affected families...the tabulated information has been painstakingly brought out in such a way as to help the general reader to understand the nature of the problem under study....this is a book that the general public needs to read.
The author provides a raft of recommendations, which emphasise education on prevention, early diagnosis, better outreach of ART treatment and improvement in its quality, and mechanisms to address S&D in the workplace….the findings of this book should be considered seriously to formulate more appropriate policies to improve the quality of life of individuals and HHs affected by HIV/AIDS.
[The] book will provide some programmatic guidance to health managers in India who are managing HIV/AIDS programmes in high disease burden areas and useful information to students of economics, sociology and social work as well as non-governmental and community-based organizations carrying out activities related to treatment, care and referral of HIV/AIDS. The researchers and programme managers from severely affected countries will also find this analysis useful, especially in the context of coping mechanisms.