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The wisdom of whores : bureaucrats, brothels, and the business of AIDS

Author: Elizabeth Pisani
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A World Bank and WHO advisor and epidemiologist presents an assessment of the factors influencing international AIDS prevention, in a report that makes recommendations about how to more appropriately allocate tax funds and draws on interviews with a widerange of contributors, from Indonesian transsexuals to Chinese prostitutes.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Pisani
ISBN: 9780393066623 0393066622
OCLC Number: 181139443
Description: xvii, 372 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface: The accidental epidemiologist --
Cooking up an epidemic --
Landscapes of desire --
The honesty box --
The naked truth --
Sacred cows --
Articles of faith --
HIV shoots up --
Ants in the sugar-bowl --
Full circle.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Pisani.
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With wit and fierce honesty, an epidemiologist talks about sex, drugs, and the mistakes surrounding international AIDS prevention. Pisani reveals how easy it is to draw wrong conclusions from  Read more...

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by steve.ely (WorldCat user on 2008-08-20)

Reviewed in "Sex and sensibility." Economist 387, no. 8578 (May 03, 2008): 91-92. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed August 20, 2008).

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