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War in the blood : sex, politics, and AIDS in Southeast Asia

Author: Chris Beyrer
Publisher: Bangkok : White Lotus ; London ; New York : Zed Books, 1998.
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"This engaging and vivid book investigates the course of the HIV epidemic in seven countries of South East Asia: Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam and China's Yunnan Province. Emphasizing the impact of the cultural and political landscapes of these countries on the progress of the disease, the book is the product of both working and travelling in the area. Not merely a commentary on obfuscating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Beyrer, Chris.
War in the blood.
Bangkok : White Lotus ; London ; New York : Zed Books, 1998
(OCoLC)605362681
Online version:
Beyrer, Chris.
War in the blood.
Bangkok : White Lotus ; London ; New York : Zed Books, 1998
(OCoLC)607822748
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Beyrer
ISBN: 1856495310 9781856495318 1856495329 9781856495325
OCLC Number: 38351241
Description: x, 246 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. one. Countries --
Thailand : the descending Buddha --
Burma : going to Myanmar, being in Burma --
Cambodia : AIDS and the torn society --
Laos : travels in the Cold War --
Malaysia : ethnicity, activism, and AIDS --
Vietnam : the Thai model in action --
Yunnan : China's Southeast Asia --
pt. two. People, risks --
Women : wives, mothers, daughters --
The flesh trade : prostitution and trafficking in ASEAN --
Military studies --
Chasing the dragon : heroin and AIDS --
Tribes : the virus that kills the gods --
Other genders : katoeys, waria, hinjras, toms and dees --
Chaai chuay chaai : men helping men --
Prisons and prisoners --
The media --
Activists --
pt. three. Relativity and culture --
Drug wars and the war on drugs --
Medical ethics, human rights, Asian values --
Democracy, empowerment, and health --
Conclusion : condoms or land-mines.
Other Titles: Sex, politics, and AIDS in Southeast Asia
Responsibility: Chris Beyrer.
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From Thailand's open debate about its HIV problem to the relationship between the Burmese regime and the drug trade, this book investigates the way that the HIV epidemic has taken its course in seven  Read more...

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