Public Policy and the Social and Spatial Diffusion of MDR-HIV
HIV is a relentless molecular evolution machine increasingly likely to adapt to ARV therapies, particularly if they are used as 'prevention' measures. The early geographic spread pattern of AIDS, in the context of public policies of the time that accelerated that spread, provides a window on the likely diffusion modes of MDR- and XDR-HIV, and the relation of those modes to current public policies.
Rodrick Wallace is a research scientist in the Division of Epidemiology of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, based at Columbia University. He holds a PhD in physics and did postdoctoral studies in the epidemiology of mental disorders at Rutgers University. He is a past recipient of an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the author of numerous peer reviewed books and journal articles across a broad spectrum of public health topics.