The Resource AIDS between science and politics

AIDS between science and politics

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AIDS between science and politics
Title
AIDS between science and politics
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Peter Piot ; translated by Laurence Garey
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eng
Summary
Peter Piot, founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), recounts his experience as a clinician, scientist, and activist fighting the disease from its earliest manifestation to today. The AIDS pandemic was not only catastrophic to the health of millions worldwide but also fractured international relations, global access to new technologies, and public health policies in nations across the globe. As he struggled to get ahead of the disease, Piot found science does little good when it operates independently of politics and economics, and politics is worthless if it rejects scientific evidence and respect for human rights. Piot describes how the epidemic altered global attitudes toward sexuality, the character of the doctor-patient relationship, the influence of civil society in international relations, and traditional partisan divides. AIDS thrust health into national and international politics where, he argues, it rightly belongs. The global reaction to AIDS over the past decade is the positive result of this partnership, showing what can be achieved when science, politics, and policy converge on the ground. Yet it remains a fragile achievement, and Piot warns against complacency and the consequences of reduced investments. He refuses to accept a world in which high levels of HIV infection are the norm. Instead, he explains how to continue to reduce the incidence of the disease to minute levels through both prevention and treatment, until a vaccine is discovered
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Summary
Peter Piot, founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), recounts his experience as a clinician, scientist, and activist fighting the disease from its earliest manifestation to today. The AIDS pandemic was not only catastrophic to the health of millions worldwide but also fractured international relations, global access to new technologies, and public health policies in nations across the globe. As he struggled to get ahead of the disease, Piot found science does little good when it operates independently of politics and economics, and politics is worthless if it rejects scientific evidence and respect for human rights
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1949-
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Piot, Peter
Dewey number
362.19697/92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Garey, Laurence
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True
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  • Piot, Peter
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • World health
  • Economic assistance, Domestic
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adult
Label
AIDS between science and politics
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Publication
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11861818
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231538770
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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MWT11861818
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remote
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11861818
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
AIDS between science and politics
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11861818
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231538770
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11861818
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861818
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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