African Studies Perspective
HIV/AIDS was first identified in 1981. Since then, about 33 million people have been infected with the virus (UNAIDS 2008). Out of these, 22 million (67%) are in Sub-Saharan Africa. This clearly indicates that the HIV/AIDS epidemic has a global reach and its impact has been greatest on the African continent.
The KU libraries own a great variety of materials (print and electronic) that allow faculty members, students and the public at large to access and to examine the causes and effects of this pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. The materials selected for this exhibition were produced on the continent, in Europe and in the United States by non-government organizations (NGOs), governmental organizations, academic and private publishers. They specifically examine the havoc HIV/AIDS has wreaked on all productive sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa.
African American and African Diaspora Studies