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The invisible cure : Africa, the West, and the fight against AIDS

Author: Helen Epstein
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Invisible Cure will change the way we think about AIDS, a disease without precedent; and it will change the way we think about Africa and Africans, whose insight, wisdom, and care for the stranger will be as crucial as money and medical know-how if they are to overcome this terrible health crisis."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Epstein
ISBN: 9780374281526 0374281521
OCLC Number: 74649091
Description: xxiii, 326 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: AIDS research for beginners: The outsiders ; The mysterious origins of HIV ; Why are HIV rates so high in Africa? ; The African earthquake --
What happened in southern Africa: Gold rush ; A president, a crisis, a tragedy ; AIDS, Inc. ; Why don't they listen? --
What happened in Uganda and Washington and Geneva: The invisible cure ; Forensic science ; God and the fight against AIDS ; When foreign aid is an ATM --
The front lines: The lost children of AIDS ; Wartime ; The underground economy of AIDS --
Epilogue: Traditional medicine --
Appendix: A magic bullet after all?
Other Titles: Africa, the West, and the fight against AIDS
Responsibility: Helen Epstein.
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"The Invisible Cure will change the way we think about AIDS, a disease without precedent; and it will change the way we think about Africa and Africans, whose insight, wisdom, and care for the stranger will be as crucial as money and medical know-how if they are to overcome this terrible health crisis."--Jacket.

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