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1. AIDS: Science and Society, Fourth
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2. HIV and the Pathogenesis of AIDS
3. The River : A Journey to the Source
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4. Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and
$12.97
5. The Cure For HIV / AIDS
$57.20
6. AIDS Update 2005 (Aids Update)
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7. Aids to the Examination of the
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8. Handbook of HIV Prevention (AIDS
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9. Inventing the AIDS Virus
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10. Serious Adverse Events: An Uncensored
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11. No Magic Bullet: A Social History
12. Women, Poverty & AIDS: Sex,
$99.00
13. AIDS Vaccine Development: Challenges
14. AIDS in the Twenty-first Century:
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15. The Impact of HIV/Aids on Criminology
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16. Race Against Time: Searching for
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17. HIV and AIDS in Africa: Beyond
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18. Letting Them Die: Why HIV/Aids
19. AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and
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20. Nutrition and HIV: A New Model

1. AIDS: Science and Society, Fourth Edition (Jones and Bartlett Series in Biology)
by Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Paperback (25 February, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A book that is continuously updated
An amazing book.I came to know it by being a student in the class that the authors teach at UC Irvine--AIDS Fundamentals (by far the most informative and interesting class I have ever taken). I read the second edition, originally--the great thing about this book is that it is consistantly updated textbook--if you read each edition as it appears, you keep up with the developments. This is a book to be read over and over.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for anyone!
This book is a must-have for anyone who works in health education or is a practitioner of any sort.Fan et al have created an easy-to-read yet detailed account of HIV and AIDS from the views of the epidemiologist, virologist, health care worker, psychologist, sociologist, and anyone else interested in the topic.I first encountered this book in 1999 as a student enrolled in a course on HIV and it's impact on our society.I now use it in teaching County sponsored HIV/STD workshops and mini courses to youth ages 13-19 and to professors and students at my university. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. AIDS & HIV    2. AIDS (Disease)    3. Aids (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)    4. General    5. Infectious Diseases    6. Medical    7. Medical / Nursing    8. Social aspects    9. Sociology - General    10. Sociology Of Medicine    11. Family & Health    12. Health & Fitness / General    13. Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects   


2. HIV and the Pathogenesis of AIDS
by ASM Press
Paperback (15 January, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars HIV and the pathogenesis of AIDS
This is really excellent book about HIV. It is easy to understand but contains nearly all advanced recent topics including history, immunology and pathogenesis of HIV. Especially for the students who study HIV, this isthe best reference for general and specific knowledge. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. AIDS & HIV    2. Acquired Immunodeficiency Synd    3. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome    4. Aids (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)    5. HIV (Viruses)    6. HIV infections    7. Immunology    8. Medical    9. Medical / Nursing    10. Microbiology    11. Pathogenesis    12. etiology    13. HIV / AIDS    14. Medical research    15. Pathology   


3. The River : A Journey to the Source of HIV and AIDS
by Little Brown and Company
Hardcover (September, 1999)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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For all the devastation and suffering AIDS has caused worldwide, we have devoted surprisingly little attention to its beginnings. Former UN official and BBC correspondent Edward Hooper hopes to find the source of AIDS in Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Remarkable bookdealing with a highly probable conclusion.
In view of Ed Hoopers theory on what occured is it possible that criticisers of the author and his exhaustive research have overlooked one important point.(infact among many others)
5-0 out of 5 stars Forever Inspiring!Opening the Eyes of Science!
As a Biology and Pre-med student in 1999, I purchased this book fresh off the shelf, when it was first being sold.Dedicated to the world of science and research, I was eager to learn more about health, science, diseases, and the epidemic called AIDS.
4-0 out of 5 stars How so much could go wrong
The title of this book refers to the Congo River of Africa.This great river became famous in Western minds in the 1800s with the journeys of Dr. Livingstone.Later, it would be the setting of The Heart of Darkness.Doctors and scientists in the heart of darkness indeed as The River explains in its long, well-documented, exhaustive tale of secretive, unregulated medical research.This book's author interviews hundreds of individuals involved in this process, goes over countless documents, and from it, pieces together the following story.
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Subjects:  1. AIDS & HIV    2. AIDS (Disease)    3. Aids (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)    4. Contamination    5. Diseases - AIDS & HIV    6. Epidemiology    7. Etiology    8. General    9. History    10. Immunopathology    11. Poliomyelitis vaccine    12. Science    13. Social Science    14. Sociology    15. Medicine   


4. Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors
by Picador
Paperback (25 August, 2001)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Correct on metaphor; incorrect on mind-body link and HIV causation
Sontag is spot-on in her analysis of metaphors of AIDS: the military metaphors, the latency metaphors, and the plague metaphors. Her observations are keen and insightful in this regard. It is troubling then, that she seems unwilling to follow her own analysis and that she dismisses "psychological" aspects of disease causation in favor of a purely materialist understanding. Does she not realise that the "de-interpretation" of illness metaphors is itself a psychological act that affects patients? How does she reconcile her dismissal of psychological states with the fact that her very own writings on illness and AIDS are themselves psychological and therapeutic?
2-0 out of 5 stars Poor Susan
Susan Sontag disparaged the idea that dis-eases are caused by mental states, and her resolutely taking this position illustrates the great and willing blindness of this talented but dis-eased anti-white racist. She had such a beautiful basket of blossoms to offer, and between their leaves and stems crawled poisonous snakes she could not free herself of because she wasn't willing to look in her own basket. Unfortunately her work is forever tainted with her hatred.Sad -

2-0 out of 5 stars this book misses the point
i think Susan Sontag is missing the political nature of illness.as far as i'm concerned there is a culture of blaming the victim in our society that is not limited to medicine.the victim is blamed because the victim has little power.the ill person is blamed because the tobacco companies are powerful, the oil companies are powerful, the sugar companies are powerful, the retail chains are powerful, the manufacturers are powerful, the health insurance companies are powerful and the governments are powerful.they have armies of lawyers to defend them; they have armies of doctors, scientists, and psychiatrists to fabricate pseudo-scientific evidence to support their self interest, but the victim is powerless to defend themselves against blame.this isn't about language, it's about politics of money and power.language is only one of the tools that the powerful use to blame the ill, and victims more generally. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. AIDS (Disease)    2. Diseases - AIDS & HIV    3. Diseases - Cancer    4. Health & Fitness    5. Health/Fitness    6. Metaphor    7. Physical Illness (Psychiatric Aspects)    8. Semiotics & Theory    9. Social aspects    10. Sociology    11. Sociology - Social Theory    12. Sontag, Susan - Prose & Criticism    13. Tuberculosis in literature    14. Medical / AIDS & HIV   


5. The Cure For HIV / AIDS
by New Century Press
Paperback (September, 1993)
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1-0 out of 5 stars This woman is pure evil,
and a sickening parasite 'The cure for a conscience' is what her next book should be titled. This a disgusting way to mislead, take advantage of and make money off those in dire need dealing with this deadly illness. I hold New Century Press and Amazon.com responsible for promoting this trash.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outside or Inside
It seems critics usually attack because this is "outside" the accepted medical model. Have any of the critics ever read Dr. Stargell's report in the July 1998 AMA, where it is presented that the accepted medical model kills nearly as many people each year as heart disease? a report by a doctor based on research by doctors.So pehaps there is much offered outside the accepted medical model.
5-0 out of 5 stars Freedom of making choices
I truly admire Hulda Clark for her great contribution to the human race, with her such books which I've read and applied some of her ideas.It may seem radical yet what's the defintion of "normal" anyway?While some things may not work for an individual, it may work for others.As our bodies as well as our belief systems (which seems to be more important thing than anything) respond to different things, at different stages of Life.There's no ONE way for everyone.It may take some experiment and time to get the kind of results some may seek for, in however way we may find out there, either modern or traditional or such.What Hulda has done is that she offers an alternative way, to give some folks, desperate or not, chance to give it a try after their certain treatments fail or some treatment causing severe side effects turning their lives as unbearable to live.Some may disagree with the books yet there are couple of pratical logical things to do, to safeguard their health, like taking well known toxic stuff out of kitchen or better the entire house, what not to consume or inhale to avoid self-poisoning, healthier products to use for babies, so forth.Rather than condemning the whole book.To those who seem wanting to burn this book of Hulda's...I'm quite glad that we're in democratic society, with such kind of freedom we enjoy i.e. freedom of press.We do have rights to make intimate personal choices for ourselves and our health needs... WITHOUT much interference from those who disagree.Think and feel for yourself, without fear.They do have right to those opinions, that is, without taking or harming this such freedom we have."Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it" - Chinese proverb(US and China, different political systems....hmmm)Read on and see what may help! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. AIDS & HIV    2. Alternative Therapies    3. Consumer Health    4. Diet / Health / Fitness    5. Diseases - AIDS & HIV    6. Medical    7. HIV / AIDS   


6. AIDS Update 2005 (Aids Update)
by Benjamin Cummings
Paperback (12 January, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars informative, well-written, wonderful look into AIDS
i used this book as my textbook for my Understanding AIDS class, a pre-requisite for the degree i'm pursuing in college.
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Subjects:  1. Aids (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)    2. Diseases - AIDS & HIV    3. Endocrinology & Metabolism    4. Health & Fitness    5. Health/Fitness    6. Life Sciences - Biology - General    7. Medical / Nursing    8. HIV / AIDS    9. Science / Biology   


7. Aids to the Examination of the Peripheral Nervous System
by Saunders Ltd.
Paperback (06 October, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Seth@nmtmidwest
Aids to examination of the peripheral nervous system is a nice compact, quick reference book to primarily peripheral neuropathies and at the end, briefly of radiculopathies.The images of both muscle tests and cutaneous sensory areas are very clear.Text is short and to the point.Very helpful and well worth the low cost!

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy this book!
I absolutely hate peripheral nerve disorders.That's probably because I'm not good at diagnosing them.But, if I had this book at the start of my training, perhaps things would be different.This book is an absolute gem.It has great illustrations and has complete listings of movements, muscles, nerves, and roots.It has diagrams of the plexuses as well.There is a handy table in the back on most common muscle movements, etc.It's biggest drawback is that it does not fit in a hospital coat's pocket.

5-0 out of 5 stars Reliable, pamphlet sized, clinical reference
New edition of a handy clinical reference that has been around for 50 years. Early editions had photos in B&W, color in this version adds nothing. For every muscle there is a photo of a clinical evaluation showing position of the limb etc and the instructions ("The patient tries to flex against resistance"). For each muscle there is listed the spinal segments and periferal nerve. Included are standard sensory maps and plexus diagrams. Fits into your instrument bag or white coat pocket. Worth getting if you see only 5 neuro-muscular problems a year! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. AIDS & HIV    2. Diagnosis    3. Medical    4. Medical / Nursing    5. Neurology - General    6. Medical / Neurology    7. Neurology & clinical neurophysiology   


8. Handbook of HIV Prevention (AIDS PREVENTION AND MENTAL HEALTH) (Aids Prevention and Mental Health)
by Springer
Hardcover (01 January, 2000)
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Subjects:  1. AIDS & HIV    2. AIDS (Disease)    3. Administration    4. Aids (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)    5. Handbooks, manuals, etc    6. Medical    7. Medical / Nursing    8. Prevention    9. Preventive Medicine    10. Medical / Administration    11. Public health & preventive medicine   


9. Inventing the AIDS Virus
by Regnery Publishing, Inc.
Paperback (25 September, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Well I'll be damned
I got a first edition, hardcover version of this book from the booth of an 'alternative health' organistion, in a fair in Belgium back in 96. I bought it out of sheer curiosity, not being aware at the time that a dissident movement even existed on the AIDS question. Well, after spending a couple days and nights glued to thie book, I can say that my view of AIDS and the health-business environnement around it changed drastically. Of course as a non-scientist it's impossible for me to prove or disprove anything Duesberg says, but if he wasn't being serious, why would a high-flyer like him (and other co-authors such as Nobel Prize G. Mullis) stick his neck out like that? I'm convinced.

1-0 out of 5 stars A classic of political agenda masquerading as science
If it was possible, I would rate this item even lower than this.This books is a classic example of a political agenda triumphing over scientific fact.All of of the data that Duesberg claims supports his assertion is either cherry-picked and presented out of context, is from questionable sources, or is simply outdated and supplanted by more solid scientific research.What little reliable data he uses actually fails to support, or even refutes his claims when viewed in it's original context.
5-0 out of 5 stars Epidemic by bureaucratic decree

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10. Serious Adverse Events: An Uncensored History of AIDS
by Melville House
Paperback (01 July, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Very important book
well-researched, written over a twenty-year period; intriguing prose that pulls you on to read the many, many important details that reveal an alternate reality

5-0 out of 5 stars Quality Of Armor
Yes, the questions Farber raises are important. Yes, she should not be attacked, ostracized or ignored simply for raising these questions. Yes, the subject matter itself is so inherently polarizing that the consequences of exploring any dimension of the story other than the mainstream version inevitably results in a cataract of vitriol and condescenion - when anyone even bothers to acknowledge the existence of alternate dimensions - so far out of proportion to the reportage in question that an objective observer might easily question the sanity of anyone involved in the debate, on either side. Yes, Farber has an agenda: an undeterred desire to dig up a core truth that may in fact be undiscoverable, ever, or for years. To the apparent detriment of her career, in the face of death threats and accusations of "murdering" those who've made the (evidently suicidal) mistake of taking her journalism seriously, she trudges on, bears up, moves forward. Why? No earthly idea. I only know that the writing on display in this book, as writing, is unusually passionate, articulate, and alive in ways that most writing about any subject is not. And that whatever drives Farber to continue in the face of the abuse and hatred she's endured through the twenty years it took for this book to be written - well, it's not money, it's not fame, and it's certainly not common. Facile comparisons to Orwell aside, Celia Farber is one of our most important contemporary writers because of her rare courage, and her still more rare ability to convey the complexities of an impossible issue in human terms. Whatever biases you might diagnose as flaws in this collection of stories are doubtless present, because she makes no attempt to bury her emotions. She writes, in sum, with both head and heart. Agree or disagree, but to ignore her adds only to your own ignorance.

4-0 out of 5 stars Unanswered Questions
Because of its catastrophic impact and the unique time and place it struck, AIDS very quickly became more than a medical story. It took on tremendous political, moral, sexual, religious, intellectual and economic significance as well, and Farber argues that these elements soon came to dominate and distort the medical science. If she's right, pretty much everything we've been told about AIDS--what it is, what causes it, how it spreads, how it may be resisted and cured--is wrong, a collusion of panic, politics and greed. AIDS became a dogma, and anyone who questioned it a heretic. At great cost to her career, Farber has questioned the dogma for 20 years. This book is a fascinating alternate history of AIDS, a chronology of how she and other "heretics" believe it all went wrong. This is not kooky conspiracy theory. Ultimately, it's an Orwellian treatise on intellectual totalitarianism in our time. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. AIDS & HIV    2. AIDS (Disease)    3. Diseases - AIDS & HIV    4. General    5. History    6. History - General History    7. History: American    8. Medical / Nursing    9. United States - 20th Century    10. History / United States / 20th Century   


11. No Magic Bullet: A Social History of Venereal Disease in the United States Since 1880(Oxford Paperbacks)
by Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback (15 January, 1987)
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Subjects:  1. AIDS & HIV    2. General    3. History    4. History - General History    5. Infectious Diseases    6. Medical    7. Sexually transmitted diseases    8. United States    9. Disability: social aspects    10. History, American | Cultural    11. Medical / AIDS & HIV   


12. Women, Poverty & AIDS: Sex, Drugs and Structural Violence (Series in Health and Social Justice)
by Common Courage Press
Paperback (September, 1996)
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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Books on Women's Health Issues
"Lucid, smart, passionate, and compassionate, Women, Poverty & AIDS puts the calss back into class analysis. Through a diversity of voices, experiences, geographies and disciplines, the contributors argue that poverty as a factor in the global HIV epidemic is pervasive, neglected, and urgent. Povery is inescapably linked to gender. Acall to arms on behalf of health and social justice for poor women, its impact is searing." --Paula Treichler, University of Illinois, Urbana, editor of The Feminist Dictionary3-0 out of 5 stars A terrible contradiction
WPA is a book that makes a horrible contradiction, it asks professionals working in related fields to the AIDS pandemic to examine certain kinds of structural violence regarding gender and poverty, which the authors correctly claim have been mostly overlooked - that is, poor women forms one of the groups most brutally hit by AIDS. No help, no medicine, no programs, no interest from academics, public health institutions, etc results in brutal and lethal suffering for poor women and their families. On the other hand, by the language they use to talk about prostitution systems, WPA authors practice and perpetuate serious forms of structural violence against poor women and children.Read more

Subjects:  1. AIDS & HIV    2. AIDS (Disease) in women    3. Diseases    4. Politics / Current Events    5. Poor women    6. Sex factors    7. Social Science    8. Social aspects    9. Sociology    10. Sociology - General    11. Women's Studies - General    12. HIV / AIDS    13. Political Science / General    14. Social welfare & social services    15. Women's studies   


13. AIDS Vaccine Development: Challenges and Opportunities
by Caister Academic Pr
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14. AIDS in the Twenty-first Century: Disease and Globalization
by Palgrave MacMillan
Paperback (August, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A rare focus on the social and economic context
This is the only book-length exploration of the social and economic context of the the HIV/AIDS epidemics. What comes through is that the authors are not journalists who dashed off a book on AIDS, but longtime researchers, with world-ranging experience. 5-0 out of 5 stars The best comprehensive treatment of HIV/AIDS
Tony Barnett and Alan Whieside have done a fantastic job of placing the issue of HIV/AIDS within a comprehensive context.It is easy to read, well researched, thoughtful in it's analysis, and comprehensive - that is, it places the pandemic amidst the global forces that are affecting it and which must be understood if we're to successfully turn the tide.I am recommending it to many of my colleagues!It is the best book I have read to-date on the most challenging crisis facing the human family. ... Read more

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15. The Impact of HIV/Aids on Criminology And Criminal Justice (International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology - Second Series)
by Ashgate Publishing
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16. Race Against Time: Searching for Hope in AIDS-Ravaged Africa (CBC Massey Lecture)
by House of Anansi Press
Paperback (28 June, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A critical review, but also an offer of hope.
In June 2005, the new deputy prime minister of Namibia said that the nation was "on its knees." In Race Against Time, Stephen Lewis discusses the causes of the African AIDS epidemic. Through wrenching personal stories, he describes the problem and how horrible its effects are to individuals and to communities in Africa. He faults individuals and organizations who place their own economic or moral agendas ahead of ending the suffering and then offers suggestions to get both the international community and private groups involved to end the epidemic. This book will frustrate you over what little has been done so far, yet it still offers hope for the future of Africa.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-Read
This is an in-depth look at the root causes of the African AIDS epidemic, including the effects of structural adjustment policies of the World Bank and the IMF.Stephen Lewis makes the issue real through stories of individuals who are living the nightmare.His true love of the African people is as clear as his impatience with national and international organizations and individuals who place their own economic or moral agendae ahead of the alleviation of human suffering.This book is also most interesting for its exposure of internal workings of the UN.The final chapter provides a series of suggestions which could become the foundation of campaigns to get the international community acting as soon as possible to end the epidemic. ... Read more

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17. HIV and AIDS in Africa: Beyond Epidemiology
by Blackwell Publishing, Incorporated
Paperback (01 November, 2003)
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Subjects:  1. AIDS & HIV    2. AIDS (Disease)    3. Africa    4. Anthropology - General    5. Medical / Nursing    6. Social Science    7. Sociology    8. AIDS (DISEASE)_AFRICA    9. AIDS: social aspects    10. Medical / AIDS & HIV    11. Public health & preventive medicine   


18. Letting Them Die: Why HIV/Aids Prevention Programmes Fail (African Issues)
by Indiana University Press
Paperback (September, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Superd
Superb study of an HIV/AIDS prevention programme in a South African township. Focussing on mineworkers, sexworkers, young people and (political)stakeholders.
5-0 out of 5 stars Not only for HIV education efforts!
This is an exceptional and courageously written book. It is a'must read' for anyone involved in efforts to get groups of people to change their behavior. Limitations of public education efforts identified in this book can be applied to numerous public health endeavors. Without the insights of this author, we will continue to make attempts to apply programs that will fail because we have failed to understand the context in which the undesirable behavior patterns occur. This is a tough, sobering and realistic piece of work.5-0 out of 5 stars Damocles Sword
There are few books about AIDS that are worth reading, let alone reviewing. The vast majority remain constrained by the rigid confines of their conceptualisation, almost none daring to suggest that their conceptualisation might be wrong. The author of this book is one of the very few who dare do this and as a result has produced a book which is not only outstanding intellectually but should also be mandatory reading for anyone who has an interest in programmes that attempt to have an impact on any one of the multitude of epidemics of HIV infection. In fact it should be mandatory reading for anyone who has an interest in programmes that attempt to change the way people are in relation to what are called the development problems of today.Read more

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19. AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care)
by University of California Press
Paperback (09 August, 1993)
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Isbn: 0520083431
Sales Rank: 262026
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5-0 out of 5 stars Reading this book will change your life
Farmer's excellent historical ethnography of Haitian illness (as seen through the contemporary context of the world AIDS epidemic), proves the necessity of developing anthropological approaches to understanding health systems and implementing medical care.The diagnosis and analysis of sickness, disease, illness, and treatment should go hand-in-hand with the cultural understanding of local systems of blame, accusation, causation, and cure.Where most approaches to medicine are based on the "Westernized" first-world nations' understanding of the causes of illness (tainted as well, as Farmer shows, by systematic "blame the victim" and shame techniques), the adoption of these approaches in treating the illnesses of other peoples can be catastrophic.Three ethnographies make up the structure of a detailed historical inquiry )4-0 out of 5 stars One of the 4-Hs shouldn't be.
This book dispels the common myths of Haitians and AIDS. It also shows very clearly the heavy involvement of the United States in creating the poverty Haiti has faced. This book makes use of statistics well, butunfortunately, at this point those stats are many years old. When Farmerwrote this book, only three people in the village of Do Kay had died ofAIDS. Now, with huge percentages of Haitians exposed to HIV, the picturemust certainly look different. This book is a geat candidate for a revisededition some time in the future.

5-0 out of 5 stars Informative and thought provoking
I read this book for a medical anthropology class and found it incredibly interesting in its discussion of the politics and racism involved in the US treatment of AIDS in Haiti.It delves intohow the American presence andinfluences lead to and exasperated the widespread AIDS and poverty problemsin Haiti. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. AIDS (Disease)    2. General    3. Haiti    4. Health - General    5. Medical anthropology    6. Social conditions    7. Sociology    8. AIDS: social aspects    9. Anthropology    10. Epidemiology & medical statistics    11. HIV / AIDS    12. Social Science / Anthropology / General   


20. Nutrition and HIV: A New Model for Treatment
by Jossey-Bass
Paperback (27 February, 1998)
list price: $25.95 -- our price: $25.95
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Isbn: 0787939641
Sales Rank: 107676
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Definitely a must have book!
This book helps affected/infected individual understand the nutritional needs of the body and also goes on to describe many other aspects of HIV.This book is definitely a must have for HIV+ individuals andcaregivers/supporters.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for those with HIV & for their support system.
Dr.Romeyn has addressed one of the most serious problems facing people with HIV, the devastating bodily wasting that occurs in those struggling with the effects of this disease.Her work is a comprehensive approach tonutritional treatment. She is articulate and yet not patronizing.Herconcern and compassion for those who suffer from this dissease is quiteapparent. I believe those who see her in her private practice are mostfortunate.I am grateful for her work, and have given copies of this bookto several men and women both in the parish and in the community atlarge.There is a great need in the larger community for this quality ofinformation. I highly recommend it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good book, but...
This is an informative book. However, it did not meet my expectations.It even gets boring sometimes. However, it is a good book to have if you are interested in learning more about vitamins and minerals, and their effectwith HIV/AIDS. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. AIDS & HIV    2. AIDS (Disease)    3. Acquired Immunodeficiency Synd    4. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome    5. Aids (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)    6. Diet / Health / Fitness    7. Diet therapy    8. Medical    9. Nutrition    10. Nutritional aspects    11. popular works    12. Dietetics & nutrition    13. Diets & dieting    14. HIV / AIDS    15. Health & Fitness / Nutrition   


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