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close this bookThe Determinants of the HIV/AIDS Epidemics in Europe: held in conjunction with the 12th World AIDS Conference (UNAIDS, 1998, 44 p.)
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View the documentPrevious reports produced by MAP
View the documentAcknowledgments
View the document1. Introduction
View the document2. Overall socioeconomic and health situation
View the document3. Increased vulnerability to HIV/STI
Open this folder and view contents4. Testing strategies and epidemiological surveillance
Open this folder and view contents5. The unfolding of the epidemic
Open this folder and view contents6. Determinants of the epidemic among drug users
Open this folder and view contents7. HIV among prisoners
Open this folder and view contents8. Projections
Open this folder and view contents9. Determinants of STI/HIV spread among female sex workers
Open this folder and view contents10. Sexually transmitted infections
Open this folder and view contents11. Determinants of the epidemic among men who have sex with men
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View the documentList of Participants for 1999
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Geneva, Switzerland
June 28 - July 3, 1998

Hosted by the Marcel Meux Foundation
Veyrier du Lac, France

Monitoring the AIDS Pandemic (MAP) Network

MAP is a collegial network of internationally recognized technical experts seeking to assess the status and trends of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Created in 1996, MAP is jointly sponsored by its founding institutions:

Family Health International, funded by the United
States Agency for International Development



The Frans-Xavier Bagnoud Center
for Health and Human Rights of the
Harvard School of Public Health



The Joint United Nations
Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

MAP’s more than 120 members in 40 countries are epidemiologists, modelers, economists, and social, behavioral, public health and international development specialists, recruited through a nomination process and currently guided by an Interim Global Steering Committee. MAP hopes to make its greatest impact by providing objective, timely and high-quality analyses of the most current information on the pandemic, for the improvement of prevention, care and social interventions worldwide.

MAP workshops and membership meetings are held in conjunction with regional and international HIV/AIDS conferences. This enables MAP to function on a small budget and to distribute results from its analyses promptly to conference participants.

AIDS service organizations and regional networks of people living with HIV/AIDS are invited to participate in MAP workshops. MAP works towards building consensus in an atmosphere of collegiality, cultural sensitivity, and mutual respect for conflicting points of view. It functions on the basis of volunteerism and personal and institutional contributions, with limited financial support from international organizations, including UNAIDS, and provides an independent perspective on issues raised by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Publications and other work products arising from the work of the MAP Network are the sole responsibility of the Network. The contents of this report and other work products do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of MAP’s founding and sponsoring institutions.

MAP Co-Chairs:
Peter Lamptey
Daniel Tarantola

MAP Interim Steering Committee Members:
Chris Archibald
Stephen Blount
Tim Brown
Jean-Baptiste Brunet
Jim Chin
Antonio Gerbase
John Kaldor
Bernhard Schwartler
Karen Stanecki DeLay
John Ward
Fernando Zacarias
Debrework Zewdie

MAP Interim Secretariat:
Frans-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights
Harvard School of Public Health
651 Huntington Avenue, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02115 U. S. A.
Telephone: +1 (617) 432-0656
Fax: +1 (617) 432-4310
E-mail: MAP@hsph.harvard.edu iv