Wisdom of Whores

Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS

Elizabeth Pisani
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The first readable, entertaining, non-worthy book about AIDS.

In The Wisdom of Whores, epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani brings honesty, wit and startling pragmatism to the tawdry front lines of sex and drugs. She explains how we could shut down HIV in most of the world with a few simple steps, with less money than we already have. We could do it now. But shockingly, it isn't happening. From the back streets to the boardrooms, politics, ideology and cash have bulldozed through scientific evidence and common sense. The Wisdom of Whores is both a riveting expose of the AIDS industry and a penetrating analysis of where we've gone wrong.

Author bio:

Elizabeth Pisani studied Chinese at Oxford before working as a foreign correspondent for Reuters, the Economist and the Asia Times. She has an 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.

Category: Current Affairs & Politics
ISBN: 9781847080769
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Granta
Imprint: Granta Paperbacks
Pub Date: September 2009
Page Extent: 400
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Social issues & processes