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Drugs into Bodies Global AIDS Treatment Activism

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. Drawing on the legacy of the protest group ACT UP and other earlier AIDS activism, Health GAP and like-minded allies have forged a global network to combat the AIDS crisis in Africa and throughout the developing world. From the White House to the United Nations, from plush corporate offices to South African shantytowns, AIDS treatment activists have defied the dictates of globalization, altered government policies, shamed multinational corporations, secured funding for treatment, and brought hope to millions of people with HIV.
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Book details

List price: $49.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 3/30/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 212
Size: 6.36" wide x 9.60" long x 0.81" 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