Packed with statistics and handy explanations of science.
It won't make you an expert. But you'll know what you're talking about and you'll have a better idea of all the work we still have to do to wrestle this monster to the ground. (Aids-free world website.
An essential read... Readers will gain understanding of the medical, social, political and ethical issues involved in this tragic epidemic. (AIDSportal Website
About the Author
Alan Whiteside OBE is CIGI Chair in Global Health at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and Professor Emeritus at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He founded and was Executive Director of the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division at that university. He has been involved with HIV and AIDS for over 30 years, and has followed its effects on both the economic and the personal level (having seen several colleagues die of AIDS). In 2015 he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to science and strategic interventions to curb HIV/AIDS. From 2003 to 2006 he was appointed by Kofi Annan to the Commission on HIV AIDS and Governance in Africa, and was an elected member and office bearer of the Governing Council International AIDS Society from 2000 to 2012.