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AIDS Between Science and Politics

Peter Piot


This book recounts the experiences of the founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) as he fought the disease from its earliest manifestations to today. It shows how the AIDS pandemic was not only catastrophic to the health of millions worldwide but that it also fractured international relations and public health policies in nations across the globe. It shows that, as the author struggled to get ahead of the disease, he found that science does little good when it operates independently of politics and economics. He also found that politics is worthle ... More

Keywords: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, AIDs pandemic, scientific evidence, human rights, sexuality, civil society, HIV epidemic, AIDs epidemic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231166263
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231166263.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Piot, author