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AIDS in Latin America (Hardback)

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Hardback 261 Pages / Published: 23/09/2005
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In this revealing book Timothy Frasca uncovers the enormous cultural changes which have taken place throughout Latin America as a result of the disease. He brings issues such as sexuality, class, and religious beliefs into the open for the first time. Compelling interviews with activists, people with AIDS, government leaders, and church leaders-all show how the epidemic has developed. Frasca draws lessons from Latin America and the strong activist involvement that succeeded in increasing government resources to fight the disease. Tragic tales and gripping narratives are intermixed with the first set of comprehensive epidemic statistics from the continent, eagerly awaited by the World Health community.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9781403969446
Number of pages: 261
Weight: 565 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 22 mm


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'The global fight to stop the spread of HIV is at a tragic impasse. As UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan put it, 'the virus is always ahead of us'. Tim Frasca's extremely important book tells us why. It is written lucidly, with compassion, and hits you like a bucket of cold water, shaking you out of your stupor.' - Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations, Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling writer, and author of Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health

'AIDS in Latin America by Tim Frasca is a long awaited book for health policy makers, not only in that part of the world but everywhere. Frasca's insightful investigation of the impact of AIDS in Latin America is an important contribution to understanding and addressing future public health policies, treatment and prevention of this disease.' - Isabel Letelier, Human Rights Activist, Vice President of CIPRESS Foundation, Chile

'Tim Frasca's book on the history of AIDS in Latin America is a fascinating and critical journey exploring AIDS-related social and political response - both positive and negative - on the part of government and civil society on this continent. One gets a clear and moving picture of what AIDS can do to people and what people can do in response.' - Frans Mom, Senior Policy Officer, Human Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos), The Netherlands

'In an age of knee-jerk, pre-packaged analysis from all sides of the political spectrum, it is refreshing to read such a nuanced, challenging account that lets people speak for themselves but doesn't let them off the hook.' - Marc Cooper, The Nation

'Tim Frasca, both a sharp-eared reporter and a veteran of the front-line fight against AIDS in Latin America, has produced a riveting, politically sophisticated, and heartbreakingly human account of why that fight is being lost. This country-by-country account of what works, and what doesn't - filtered though Frasca's smart compassion and his visceral sympathy for the huge underclass - makes AIDS in Latin America original and important, with implications for AIDS work everywhere. We can all learn from this book.' - Doug Ireland, LA Weekly

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