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Will to live : AIDS therapies and the politics of survival

Author: João Guilherme Biehl; Torben Eskerod
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2009.
Series: In-formation
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"Will to Live tells how Brazil, against all odds, became the first developing country to universalize access to life saving AIDS therapies - a breakthrough made possible by an unexpected alliance of activists, government reformers, development agencies, and the pharmaceutical industry. But anthropologist Joao Biehl also tells why this policy, hailed as a model worldwide, has been so difficult to implement among poor  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: João Guilherme Biehl; Torben Eskerod
ISBN: 9780691143859 0691143854
OCLC Number: 319501059
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Awards: Winner of Diana Forsythe Prize, American Anthropological Association 2008 (United States)
Joint winner of Wellcome Medal for Medical Anthropology, Royal Anthropological Institute and the Wellcome Trust 2008 (UK)
Description: pages.
Contents: Introduction: A New World of Health --
1. Pharmaceutical Governance --
2. Circuits of Care --
3. A Hidden Epidemic --
4. Experimental Subjects --
5. Patient-Citizenship --
6. Will to Live --
Conclusion: Global Public Health.
Series Title: In-formation
Responsibility: João Biehl ; photographs by Torben Eskerod.

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Tells how Brazil, against all odds, became the first developing country to universalize access to life-saving AIDS therapies - a breakthrough made possible by an unexpected alliance of activists,  Read more...

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