The best book I've read on the subject of AIDS. The authors approach the subject from a pragmatic and proactive perspective, showing how the epidemic has highlighted social, economic and political challenges in the developing world, and providing input on possible solutions. The search for a cure for AIDS is only part of the challenge. This book is extremely well researched and referenced, unbiased and not afraid to state facts as they are. AIDS is much more than a set of diseases, it is a wake up call to the world.