No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses

No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses

by Peter Piot
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No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses by Peter Piot

When Peter Piot was in medical school, a professor warned, “There’s no future in infectious diseases. They’ve all been solved.” Fortunately, Piot ignored him, and the result has been an exceptional, adventure-filled career. In the 1970s, as a young man, Piot was sent to Central Africa as part of a team tasked with identifying a grisly new virus. Crossing into the quarantine zone on the most dangerous missions, he studied local customs to determine how this disease—the Ebola virus—was spreading. Later, Piot found himself in the field again when another mysterious epidemic broke out: AIDS. He traveled throughout Africa, leading the first international AIDS initiatives there. Then, as founder and director of UNAIDS, he negotiated policies with leaders from Fidel Castro to Thabo Mbeki and helped turn the tide of the epidemic. Candid and engrossing, No Time to Lose captures the urgency and excitement of being on the front lines in the fight against today’s deadliest diseases.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393063165
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2012
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Peter Piot, MD, PhD, is the director of the legendary London School of Tropical Medicine, former undersecretary general of the UN, and former director of UNAIDS. He lives in London.

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No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No Time to Lose is a very well scripted book that deals with such diverse aspects of medicine as the Ebola Virus and searching for a cure for AIDS. Author Peter Piot tells his story in a very easy to follow fashion. A very interesting book over all. Four Stars.
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