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Drugs into Bodies Global AIDS Treatment Activism

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ISBN-10: 0275983250

ISBN-13: 9780275983253

Edition: 2006

Authors: Raymond A. Smith, Patricia D. Siplon, Alan Berkman

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More than 40 million people are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide, yet only a small fraction have access to life-saving treatments. For many years, governments, pharmaceutical companies, and even some international relief agencies have called this a tragic but unavoidable situation, given the high cost of the medications used to fight HIV. A small but growing group of activists, however, have banded together to prove that the obstacles to universal HIV treatments are mostly human-made, and thus can be overcome by human actions. Drugs into Bodies chronicles the birth and expansion of the global AIDS treatment activist movement, focusing in particular on the U.S.-based organization Health GAP.…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 3/30/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 212
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Building a Domestic AIDS Treatment Activist Movement
Introduction
ACTION=LIFE: Responding to AIDS on the Home Front
Bridging the Gap: Mobilizing a Global Response
Forging a Global AIDS Treatment Activist Network
Introduction
Many Places, One Goal: Connecting Global Actors
Win Some, Keep Going: Sustaining Global AIDS Treatment Activism
Conclusion
Afterword: Realizing Our Victories
How You Can Become Involved in the Fight against Global AIDS
Notes
Index