Black Death: AIDS in Africa / Edition 1

Black Death: AIDS in Africa / Edition 1

by Susan S. Hunter
     
 

To the surprise of many, George W. Bush pledged $10 billion to combat AIDS in developing nations. Noted specialist Susan Hunter tells the untold story of AIDS in Africa, home to 80 percent of the 40 million people in the world currently infected with HIV. She weaves together the history of colonialism in Africa, an insider's take on the reluctance of drug companies

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To the surprise of many, George W. Bush pledged $10 billion to combat AIDS in developing nations. Noted specialist Susan Hunter tells the untold story of AIDS in Africa, home to 80 percent of the 40 million people in the world currently infected with HIV. She weaves together the history of colonialism in Africa, an insider's take on the reluctance of drug companies to provide cheap medication and vaccines in poor countries, and personal anecdotes from the 20 years she spent in Africa working on the AIDS crisis. Taken together, these strands make it unmistakably clear that a history of the exploitation of developing nations by the West is directly responsible for the spread of disease in developing nations and the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Hunter looks at what Africans are already doing on the ground level to combat AIDS, and what the world can and must do to help. Accessibly written and hard-hitting, Black Death brings the staggering statistics to life and paints for the first time a stunning picture of the most important political issue today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403962447
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2AIDS and the World17
Ch. 3Africa's Political and Economic Development49
Ch. 4Epidemic Rules, Part I: Causes and Conditions77
Ch. 5Epidemic Rules, Part II: Internal Dynamics of Epidemics107
Ch. 6Sexually Transmitted Diseases147
Ch. 7Disease and Evolution177
Ch. 8Evolution and Epidemic Management205
Notes227
Index243

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