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    DescriptionAs an epidemiologist researching AIDS, Elizabeth Pisani has been involved with international efforts to halt the disease for fourteen years. With swashbuckling wit, fierce honesty, and more than a little political incorrectness, she dishes on herself and her colleagues as they try to prod reluctant governments to fund HIV prevention for the people who need it most: drug injectors, gay men, sex workers, and johns. With verve and clarity, Pisani shows the general reader how her profession really works; how easy it is to draw wrong conclusions from objective data; and, shockingly, how much money is spent so very badly."


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    Title
    The Wisdom of Whores
    Subtitle
    Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of Aids
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Pisani
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393337655
    ISBN 10: 0393337650
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26940
    BIC subject category V2: JFMX
    DC22: 362.1969792
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/AIDS
    BISAC V2.8: MED036000, MED030000
    BIC subject category V2: JFFH2
    BISAC V2.8: MED076000
    DC22: 614.5/99392, 614.599392
    BISAC V2.8: SCI043000, MED022020
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: SOC057000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RA643.8 .P57 2009
    Thema V1.0: JBFN, JBFV
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    21 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    This is an utterly fascinating book. . . . Elizabeth Pisani writes with enormous verve and acerbity, her prose alive with anecdote and metaphor. . . . The Wisdom of Whores is a great read. --Stephen Lewis, The Globe and Mail"