AIDS Between Science and Politics
Hardcover ISBN: 0231166265
Peter Piot, founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), recounts his experience as a clinician, scientist, and activist fighting the disease from its earliest manifestation to today. The AIDS pandemic was not only disruptive to the health of millions worldwide but also fractured international relations, global access to new technologies, and public health policies in nations across the globe. As he struggled to get ahead of the disease, Piot found science does little good when it operates independently of politics and economics, and politics is worthless if it rejects scientific evidence and respect for human rights. Piot describes how the epidemic altered global attitudes toward sexuality, the character of the doctor-patient relationship, the influence of civil society in international relations, and traditional partisan divides. AIDS thrust health into national and international politics where, he argues, it rightly belongs. The global reaction to AIDS over the past decade is the positive result of this partnership, showing what can be acheved when science, politics, and policy converge on the ground. Yet it remains a fragile achievement, and Piot warns against complacency and the consequences of reduced investments. He refuses to accept a world in which high levels of HIV infection are the norm. Instead, he explains how to continue to reduce the incidence of the disease to minute levels through both prevention and treatment, until a vaccine is discovered.
AIDS, Sexuality And Gender in Africa
Collective Strategies and Struggles in Tanzania and Zambia
Paperback ISBN: 1841420247
Drawing on first-hand accounts in a continent where about 70% of the world's HIV-positive persons reside, these nine contributions explore the challenges that African women face in the AIDS epidemic as a particularly vulnerable group and their traditional source of strength as members of community groups. Baylis is a U. of Leeds sociologist. Bujra is in peace studies at the U. of Bradford. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
And the Band Played On
Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
Paperback ISBN: 0312374631
An examination of the AIDS crisis critiques the federal government for its inaction, health authorities for their greed, and scientists for their desire for prestige in the face of the AIDS pandemic, in a twentieth anniversary edition of the acclaimed expos. Reissue. 25,000 first printing.
Hemophilia, AIDS, And the Survival of a Community
Hardcover ISBN: 0520211952
A stirring history of the blood disease retraces the emergence of a modern hemophiliac community, from the identification of Queen Victoria as a carrier of the disease, through the AIDS infections of the 1980s and subsequent breakthroughs in gene therapy.
An AIDS Memoir
Paperback ISBN: 0156005816
A moving love story chronicles the relationship of the late author with his partner, Roger Horwitz, who died from AIDS, touching on the author's commitment to Roger and their fight against the disease and the stigma that surrounded them. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
The Chimp and the River
How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0393350843
Shares controversial, scientifically based revelations about the origins of HIV/AIDS to trace how it progressed from an unnoticed chimpanzee infection to a widespread human plague. By the award-winning author of The Song of the Dodo. Original.
Cold War Triangle
How Scientists in East and West Tamed HIV
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 946270113x
A small group of scientists were doggedly working in the field of antiviral treatments when the AIDS epidemic struck. Faced with one of the grand challenges of modern biology of the twentieth century, scientists worked across the political divide of the Cold War to produce a new class of antivirals. Their molecules were developed by a Californian start-up together with teams of scientists at the Rega Institute of KU Leuven and the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB) of the Academy of Sciences in Prague. These molecules became the cornerstone of the blockbuster drugs now used to combat and prevent HIV. Cold War Triangle gives an insight into the human face of science as it recounts the extraordinary story of scientists in East and West who overcame ideological barriers and worked together for the benefit of humanity.