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close this bookThe HIV Epidemic and Sustainable Human Development (UNDP, 1998, 13 p.)
close this folderB. WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE HIV EPIDEMIC AND SHD?
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View the document1. POVERTY, INEQUALITY AND GENDER
View the document2. MEASURING THE IMPACT OF THE EPIDEMIC ON SHD - THE UNDP HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX
View the document3. INCLUSIVE AND EXCLUSIVE PROCESSES

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This is a complex matter and the following represents a drastic simplification of what are little understood issues. It should be remembered that what we have is a bi-directional relationship; thus -
THE HIV EPIDEMIC HAS EFFECTS ON SUSTAINABLE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT and SUSTAINABLE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HAS EFFECTS ON THE HIV EPIDEMIC

In what follows, I have selected only some aspects of the problem - those which seem to me to have the greatest policy and programme relevance. In no sense is this paper intended to be a complete analytical or empirical discussion - indeed I have been deliberately selective both in respect of the issues raised and in the marshalling of evidence in support of conclusions presented below.