This controversial book addresses how sex and drugs have turned the global epidemic of HIV into a billion-dollar-a-year industry. Epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani takes a no-holdsbarred approach to finding out exactly why 40 million people are living with HIV and 28 million have already died of AIDS when we have the knowledge, the money, and the means to wipe out the disease in 90 percent of the world.
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Elizabeth Pisani studied Classical Chinese at Oxford, and started her life as a journalist, working as a foreign correspondent for Reuters, the Economist and Asia Times. She has also written for the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times, and other publications. She has a London MSc in Medical Demography and a PHD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. She has worked in the field of HIV prevention for a decade, for organisations including UNAIDS, WHO and Family Health International.Review:
'[A] rollicking, eye-opening, hilarious account of the underbelly of international AIDS research ... Forget everything you've ever gleaned from boilerplate stories about AIDS research: The Wisdom of Whores vibrates with "I've been there" authenticity' Philadelphia Enquirer'An absorbing read - Her book has freshness, charm and innocence, reminding us of the core elements that remain at the heart of this epidemic' Independent'A beguilingly rigorous expose - engaging, well written and entertaining' Times'A major book' Daily Telegraph
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Book Description Granta Books, London, 2008. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. TRUE FIRST EDITION. BRAND NEW BOOK. Octavo, black cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. 372 pp. including index, bibliography and notes. A surprisingly entertaining. no holds barred, story and indictment of the history of AIDS, politics, sex work, gender bias, illustrated with tales from the street to the board rooms of charities and medical institutions. Pisani brings the problem down to some simple commonsense public policy choices which remain left lying. This is a BRAND NEW BOOK; square, tight, fresh, clean, with sparkling gilt spine titles, unmarked, unblemished and unread in a tight, unclippped, sharp, crisp, perfect dust jacket. PRISTINE. NEW. Bookseller Inventory # 10259
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