Invisible Cure Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa

ISBN-10: 0312427727
ISBN-13: 9780312427726
Edition: 2007
Authors: Helen Epstein
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Description: A New York Times Notable Book of 2007 nbsp; The Invisible Cureis an account of Africa's AIDS epidemic from the inside--a revelatory dispatch from the intersection of village life, government intervention, and international aid. Helen Epstein  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 5/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

A New York Times Notable Book of 2007 nbsp; The Invisible Cureis an account of Africa's AIDS epidemic from the inside--a revelatory dispatch from the intersection of village life, government intervention, and international aid. Helen Epstein left her job in the US in 1993 to move to Uganda, where she began work on a test vaccine for HIV. Once there, she met patients, doctors, politicians, and aid workers, and began exploring the problem of AIDS in Africa through the lenses of medicine, politics, economics, and sociology. Amid the catastrophic failure to reverse the epidemic, she discovered a village-based solution that could prove more effective than any network of government intervention and international aid, an intuitive response that calls into question many of the fundamental assumptions about the AIDS in Africa. nbsp; Written with conviction, knowledge, and insight,The Invisible Curewill change how we think about the worst health crisis of the past century--and indeed about every issue of global public health.

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