Foreign Affairs Examines Global Implications of Eurasian HIV/AIDS Epidemic
The November/December issue of the magazine Foreign Affairs features an article on how the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Eurasia "threatens to derail the economic prospects of billions and alter the global military balance." According to the article, the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Eurasia -- defined in the article as the region encompassing Asia and Russia -- will be "[d]riven" by the spread of HIV in the territory's three largest countries: China, India and Russia. The spread of HIV in Eurasia will have "major worldwide repercussions" because the continent is home to most of the world's population, hosts a sizable military and has "substantial economic weight" in the international arena (Eberstadt, Foreign Affairs, November/December 2002). The full article can be viewed online.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.