Socio-ecenomic Causes and Consequences...
Health Division Document
Stefan de Vylder
It is important to integrate HIV/AIDS programmes into an overall strategy to combat the root causes of the transmission of the disease, i.e. poverty, bad health, inequality between classes, individuals, and between men and women ignorance, discrimination and exploitation. It is also imperative to mainstream HIV/AIDS aspects into all economic and social programmes by paying special attention to the potential impact on the epidemic also in areas such as, for example, the design of structural adjustment programmes.