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Affirming Love, Avoiding AIDs: What Africa Can Teach the West

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"Serious efforts to change high-risk behaviors have been conspicuously missing in the effort to control AIDS. Put another way, there has been little to no primary prevention in HIV/AIDS, in spite of public and private sectors pouring more money and resources into this single disease than any other in history....Hanley and de Irala cover the evidence that has been debated bitterly in recent years and show how fidelity and abstinence are in fact not faith-based AIDS prevention but evidence-based. ---From the Foreword by Edward C. Green, Director of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies" "To Africa's great misfortune, AIDS prevention in the countries most devastated has been hobbled by ideology. As commonly painted, the problem has been rigid religious beliefs standing in the way of a modern, evidence-based approach. Hanley and de Irala expose how the international AIDS Establishment is driven by an ideology of its own, one that reflects a disturbingly negative view of human nature and potential. Rather than being evidence-based, it has resulted in spectacular failure of AIDS prevention in Africa." This book shows with eloquence, scholarship, and compassion that addressing the sexual behaviors that drive the epidemic is exactly what is needed and what has worked best. ---Norman Hearst, M.D., Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of California at San Francisco.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935372564
  • Publisher: National Catholic Bioethics Center
  • Publication date: 12/15/2009
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Edward C. Green Green, Edward C.

I The ABC Approach 1

II A Relentless Crisis 9

III Abstinence and Fidelity 23

IV The Failed Public Health Response 57

V Confronting the Data 81

VI The Christian Perspective 105

VII The Path to Progress 161

Acknowledgments 171

Bibliography 173

Authors 191

Index 193

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