The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS

The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS

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by Elizabeth Pisani, Pisani
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393337650

ISBN-13: 9780393337655

Pub. Date: 09/21/2009

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

“[A] rollicking, eye-opening, hilarious account of the underbelly of international AIDS research.”—Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer
As an epidemiologist researching AIDS, Elizabeth Pisani has been involved with international efforts to halt the disease for fourteen years. With swashbuckling wit, fierce honesty, and more than a little political…  See more details below

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“[A] rollicking, eye-opening, hilarious account of the underbelly of international AIDS research.”—Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer
As an epidemiologist researching AIDS, Elizabeth Pisani has been involved with international efforts to halt the disease for fourteen years. With swashbuckling wit, fierce honesty, and more than a little political incorrectness, she dishes on herself and her colleagues as they try to prod reluctant governments to fund HIV prevention for the people who need it most: drug injectors, gay men, sex workers, and johns. With verve and clarity, Pisani shows the general reader how her profession really works; how easy it is to draw wrong conclusions from “objective” data; and, shockingly, how much money is spent so very badly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393337655
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/21/2009
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
237,755
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.97(d)

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