Global AIDS: Myths & Facts / Edition 1

Global AIDS: Myths & Facts / Edition 1

by Alexander Irwin, Joyce Millen, Joyce Millen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0896086739

ISBN-13: 9780896086739

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: South End Press

Today, 42 million people are living with HIV/AIDS-the vast majority of them in the developing world. Yet even as life-prolonging treatment with antiretrovirals has become the standard of care in the United States and other affluent countries, those afflicted in low-income countries are fighting the disease without access to minimal care OR drugs. In fact, according

Overview

Today, 42 million people are living with HIV/AIDS-the vast majority of them in the developing world. Yet even as life-prolonging treatment with antiretrovirals has become the standard of care in the United States and other affluent countries, those afflicted in low-income countries are fighting the disease without access to minimal care OR drugs. In fact, according to the UN, only 300,000 people in poor countries are receiving antiretrovirals. Global AIDS: Myths and Facts shatters 10 myths about HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention-such as "AIDS is an African problem," "treatment in developing countries is not technically feasible," and the myth of limited resources"-while calling for an international movement to fight the disease. Carefully documented and thoughtfully written, Global AIDS, is invaluable for anyone wishing to understand the roots of the AIDS crisis in poor countries. The authors also address the media's role in "myth making," the real promise of vaccine research, and how activism has changed drug patenting laws.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896086739
Publisher:
South End Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsviii
Prefacexiii
Introductionxvii
HIV/AIDS Basicsxxv
Myth 1AIDS and Africa1
Myth 2Dangerous Behavior19
Myth 3Corruption41
Myth 4Prevention vs. Treatment?59
Myth 5Obstacles to AIDS Treatment73
Myth 6Vaccines97

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