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Black Death : AIDS in Africa - Professor Susan Hunter

Black Death

AIDS in Africa

Paperback Published: 1st October 2004
ISBN: 9781403967176
Number Of Pages: 256

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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.

Industry Reviews

"This book opens many new perspectives on what has become the largest epidemic in human history. More importantly, it gives us insight into the human tragedy and triumph that is the daily bread of people and communities in the areas most affected by AIDS throughout the world." --Peter Piot, Executive Director, UNAIDS

"Hunter...uses personal anecdotes to detail the story of a growing epidemic." --Library Journal

"the most up-to-date account for the lay reader of the impact of the epidemic." --London Times

Prefacep. v
Introductionp. 1
AIDS and the Worldp. 17
Africa's Political and Economic Developmentp. 49
Epidemic Rules, Part I: Causes and Conditionsp. 77
Epidemic Rules, Part II: Internal Dynamics of Epidemicsp. 107
Sexually Transmitted Diseasesp. 147
Disease and Evolutionp. 177
Evolution and Epidemic Managementp. 205
Notesp. 227
Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9781403967176
ISBN-10: 1403967172
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.49  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1