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    DescriptionIn "The Wisdom of Whores", epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani brings honesty, wit and startling pragmatism to the tawdry front lines of sex and drugs. She explains how we could shut down HIV in most of the world with a few simple steps, with less money than we already have. We could do it now. But shockingly, it isn't happening. From the back streets to the boardrooms, politics, ideology and cash have bulldozed through scientific evidence and common sense. "The Wisdom of Whores" is both a riveting expose of the AIDS industry and a penetrating analysis of where we've gone wrong.


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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: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 293 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847080769
    ISBN 10: 1847080766
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: MBN, JFMX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    DC22: 362.1969792
    BISAC V2.8: MED036000, MED030000
    BIC subject category V2: JFFH2
    BISAC V2.8: MED076000, SCI043000, MED022020
    Thema V1.0: JBFN, JBFV, MBN
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    map
    Publisher
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Publication date
    06 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Pisani studied Chinese at Oxford before working as a foreign correspondent for Reuters, the Economist and the Asia Times. She has an MSc in Medical Demography and a PHD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. She has worked in the field of HIV prevention for a decade, for organisations including UNAIDS, WHO and Family Health International.
    Review quote
    '[A] rollicking, eye-opening, hilarious account of the underbelly of international AIDS research ... Forget everything you've ever gleaned from boilerplate stories about AIDS research: The Wisdom of Whores vibrates with "I've been there" authenticity' Philadelphia Enquirer 'An absorbing read - Her book has freshness, charm and innocence, reminding us of the core elements that remain at the heart of this epidemic' Independent '[A] wonderful book on the salamagundi of money, politics, hypocrisy and obduracy (or possibly just plain stupidity) in what she calls the business of AidsA"' Telegraph 'A beguilingly rigorous expose - engaging, well written and entertaining' Times 'A major book' Daily Telegraph 'Pisani packs quite a punch. Her book - ignited a mini-firestorm of controversy - It exploded several prevalent myths about the diseases' Irish Sunday Independent