Who is Bearing the Cost of the AIDS Epidemic in Asia?

Sherry A. M. Glied & David E. Bloom
This chapter infers the distribution of AIDS costs in India, Indonesia, and Thailand from data on the costs of detecting and treating AIDS and from information on the nature of different countries health care finance systems and related institutions. The main finding is that the AIDS epidemic will contribute to increased economic inequality in these countries because (a) it is disproportionately affecting low-income groups and (b) public and private institutions that could spread the costs...
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