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The Resource AIDS : between science and politics, Peter Piot ; translated by Laurence Garey

AIDS : between science and politics, Peter Piot ; translated by Laurence Garey

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AIDS : between science and politics
Title
AIDS
Title remainder
between science and politics
Statement of responsibility
Peter Piot ; translated by Laurence Garey
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Peter Piot, founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), recounts his experience as a clinician, scientist, and activist fighting the disease from its earliest manifestation to today. The AIDS pandemic was not only catastrophic to the health of millions worldwide but also fractured international relations, global access to new technologies, and public health policies in nations across the globe. As he struggled to get ahead of the disease, Piot found science does little good when it operates independently of politics and economics, and politics is worthless if it rejects scientific evidence and respect for human rights. Piot describes how the epidemic altered global attitudes toward sexuality, the character of the doctor-patient relationship, the influence of civil society in international relations, and traditional partisan divides. AIDS thrust health into national and international politics where, he argues, it rightly belongs. The global reaction to AIDS over the past decade is the positive result of this partnership, showing what can be achieved when science, politics, and policy converge on the ground. Yet it remains a fragile achievement, and Piot warns against complacency and the consequences of reduced investments. He refuses to accept a world in which high levels of HIV infection are the norm. Instead, he explains how to continue to reduce the incidence of the disease to minute levels through both prevention and treatment, until a vaccine is discovered.--
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contains biographical information
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FIE
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1949-
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Piot, Peter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Garey, Laurence
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  • Piot, Peter
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • World health
  • Economic assistance, Domestic
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AIDS : between science and politics, Peter Piot ; translated by Laurence Garey
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Publication
Note
Revised and updated translation of: Le sida dans le monde: entre science et politique / Peter Piot. Paris : Odile Jacob, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A heterogeneous and still evolving epidemic -- Hyperendemic HIV in Southern Africa : the heritage of apartheid -- AIDS as an international political issue -- A new type of transnational civil society movement -- The right to treatment -- Combination prevention -- The economics of AIDS -- Prominence of human rights -- The long-term view
Control code
FIEb17749013
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 198 pages
Isbn
9780231166263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)883366077
Label
AIDS : between science and politics, Peter Piot ; translated by Laurence Garey
Publication
Note
Revised and updated translation of: Le sida dans le monde: entre science et politique / Peter Piot. Paris : Odile Jacob, 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A heterogeneous and still evolving epidemic -- Hyperendemic HIV in Southern Africa : the heritage of apartheid -- AIDS as an international political issue -- A new type of transnational civil society movement -- The right to treatment -- Combination prevention -- The economics of AIDS -- Prominence of human rights -- The long-term view
Control code
FIEb17749013
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 198 pages
Isbn
9780231166263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)883366077

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