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No-Nonsense Guide to HIV/AIDS

By Shereen Usdin  

No-Nonsense Guide to HIV/AIDS
  • Paperback / softback
    $13.95

HIV/AIDS is one of the worst pandemics in human history. It has left no country untouched, but global responses to its spread have largely been slow and inadequate - many efforts have been initiated have been hampered by racism, homophobia, stigma, gender inequality, and grinding poverty. However, doomsday predictions can be scrapped if we all act now.

This No-Nonsense Guide examines the history and the course of the pandemic, the many factors intensifying its spread, and what needs to be done to turn the tide. While this is the story of a major world tragedy, it also includes inspiring social and community movements that reaffirm the resilience of the human spirit and offer hope for our future.

Part of the No-Nonsense Guides series.

  • Paperback / softback, 144 pages
  • ISBN 9781896357812
  • Published October 2003

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Zackie Achmat
Introduction
Chapter 1 New World Disorder
Chapter 2 'Why Us, Why Now?'–What is Fuelling the Epidemic
Chapter 3 Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll–The Science of HIV
Chapter 4 The Politics of Profit
Chapter 5 Turning the Tide: Responses to the Epidemic
Contacts
Bibliography
Index

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