Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing; 1 edition (November 20, 2006)
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This paintings incorporates a foreword by means of Jeffrey Koplan, vice chairman, educational health and wellbeing Affairs, Emory collage, Atlanta, previously Director, facilities for illness keep watch over and Prevention (CDC). This groundbreaking new e-book blows aside the myths approximately who's vulnerable to getting AIDS and indicates how those myths are pushed by means of ethical and political pressures. It offers an aim, logical, transparent, epidemiologically established research at the present scenario and situates itself firmly at marked variance with the politically right place of UNAIDS and such a lot AIDS activists. "The AIDS Pandemic" argues that the tale of HIV has been distorted via UNAIDS and AIDS activists so one can help the parable of the excessive strength chance of HIV epidemics spreading into the final inhabitants. some time past, such a lot coverage makers and individuals of the general public have uncritically permitted UNAIDS' excessive occurrence estimates and projections while in truth decrease HIV occurrence estimates are extra exact. Time, cash and assets are being wasted world wide. This e-book is filled with clean research for each person operating in any skill in HIV/AIDS programmes. it will likely be precious to undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare scholars, health and wellbeing and social care execs and the overseas media. coverage makers and shapers will locate the pioneering details an important to the way forward for the AIDS method. 'For just about a part century, my paintings as a public healthiness epidemiologist has concerned box examine, software administration, and educating, totally on public healthiness surveillance and prevention and keep an eye on of communicable illnesses. [Since 1981] i've been concerned almost complete time with the overseas reaction to the AIDS pandemic that is with out query probably the most critical infectious affliction pandemics nowa days. in the course of my public healthiness profession that all started within the early Sixties, i've got continually been thought of part of traditional or mainstream scientific technology. even though, because the mid-1990s, i've got chanced on myself swimming upstream opposed to mainstream AIDS businesses. i've got, in this interval, steadily come to the realisation that AIDS courses built via overseas corporations and religion dependent businesses were and remain extra socially, politically, and moralistically right than epidemiologically accurate.' - James Chin, within the Preface. 'Controversy and differing reviews were hallmarks of the AIDS epidemic on account that its onset. The scope of the matter, easy methods to determine excessive danger teams with out expanding the load of stigma, the protection of blood items, the easiest stability among prevention and therapy, have all been sizzling matters occasionally dividing the general public health and wellbeing neighborhood. the fervour and conflicts approximately the best way to ponder and tackle the AIDS pandemic mirror the massive impression this illness has had globally and its interaction with macro monetary, felony, social, political, nationwide protection and moral domain names. very important, provocative, considerate, direct, passionate, rational and keen to problem traditional knowledge. "The AIDS Pandemic" is stuffed with info, rational arguments and critiques, usually intermingled. it's a infrequent booklet on epidemiology that places lots of the author's character and viewpoints, together with his wisdom and adventure, ahead of the reader. the result's a thought-provoking, likely-to-be-controversial, contribution to the AIDS literature that are meant to interact and stimulate the reader.' - Jeffrey Koplan, within the Foreword.