The Resource Black death : AIDS in Africa, Susan S. Hunter

Black death : AIDS in Africa, Susan S. Hunter

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Black death : AIDS in Africa
Title
Black death
Title remainder
AIDS in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Susan S. Hunter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"To the surprise of many, George W. Bush pledged $10 billion to combat AIDS in developing nations. Noted specialist Susan Hunter tells the untold story of AIDS in Africa, home to 80 percent of the 40 million people in the world currently infected with HIV. She weaves together the history of colonialism in Africa, an insider's take on the reluctance of drug companies to provide cheap medication and vaccines in poor countries, and personal anecdotes from the twenty years she spent in Africa working on the AIDS crisis. Taken together, these strands make it unmistakably clear that a history of the exploitation of developing nations by the West is directly responsible for the spread of disease in developing nations and the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Hunter looks at what African are already doing on the ground level to combat AIDS, and what the world can and must do to help. Accessibly written and hard-hitting, Black Death brings the staggering statistics to life and paints for the first time a stunning picture of the most important political issues today."--Jacket
Title
Black death
Creator
Summary
Traces the history of AIDS in Africa, citing the factors the author believes are responsible for the epidemic while recounting anecdotes from the twenty years she worked with world health organizations
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Genre
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174889
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.1/969792/0096
Index
index present
LC call number
RA643.86.A35
LC item number
H86 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2003 O-064
  • WC 503.4 HA1
NLM item number
H947b 2003
Target audience
adult
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AIDS in Africa
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Who Cares?: AIDS in Africa
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Black death : AIDS in Africa, Susan S. Hunter
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-241) and index
Contents
Introduction -- AIDS and the world -- Africa's political and economic development -- Epidemic rules, Part I: Causes and conditions -- Epidemic rules, Part II: Internal dynamics of epidemics -- Sexually transmitted diseases -- Disease and evolution -- Evolution and epidemic management
Control code
2324583
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 247 p.
Isbn
9781403978820
Lccn
2003055378
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm52601437
  • (OCoLC)52601437

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