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Saturday is for funerals

Author: Unity Dow; Myron Essex
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dow and Essex tell the true story of lives in Botswana ravaged by AIDS. Witness the actions of community leaders, medical professionals, research scientists, and educators of all types to see how an unprecedented epidemic of death and destruction is being stopped in its tracks.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Unity Dow; Myron Essex
ISBN: 9780674050778 0674050770
OCLC Number: 456170023
Description: xi, 218 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A family of funerals : the epidemic --
I know you still love me : sexual transmission --
Masego and Katlego : mother-to-child transmission --
Mandla gets tested : diagnosis of HIV infection --
The death of Mma Monica : AIDS disease in adults and availability of treatment --
Naledi and her nephew Shima : AIDS in children --
It is the will of God : HIV and tuberculosis --
Walking skeletons and hesitant hugs : toxicities and resistance to drugs used to treat HIV/AIDS --
The page is turning red : blood transfusion as a risk for HIV infection --
A tribal tradition : male circumcision to prevent HIV infection --
A matter of commitment : development of an HIV vaccine --
Ancestral control : evil spirits and HIV as the cause of AIDS --
He died in China : fear and stigma --
Opelo's rebellion : issues of adolescents and women --
Desperation for Pono : orphans of HIV/AIDS --
Government action makes a difference : a nation responds.
Responsibility: Unity Dow & Max Essex.
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Tells the true story of lives ravaged by AIDS. This title helps us learn of various techniques that reduce rates of transmission from mother to child, the therapies that can save lives of many  Read more...

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The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Botswana is explored with sensitivity and scientific rigor in this heartening book...This richly informative book dispels much of the mystery still surrounding HIV/AIDS, Read more...

 
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