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AIDS in Latin America /
Timothy Frasca.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
description
x, 261 p.
ISBN
1403969442 (hc : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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author
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
isbn
1403969442 (hc : alk. paper)
catalogue key
5488436
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
" The global fight to stop the spread of HIV is at a tragic impasse. As UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan put it, ' the virus is always ahead of us.' " Tim Frasca' s extremely important book tells us why. It is written lucidly, with compassion, and hits you like a bucket of cold water, shaking you out of your stupor." -- Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling writer, author of "Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health" " In an age of knee-jerk, pre-packaged analysis from all sides of the political spectrum, it is refreshing to read such a nuanced, challenging account that lets people speak for themselves but doesn' t let them off the hook." -- Marc Cooper, "The Nation" " Tim Frasca, both a sharp-eared reporter and a veteran of the frontline fight against AIDS in Latin America, has produced a riveting, politically sophisticated, and heartbreakingly human account of why that fight is being lost. This country-by-country account of what works, and what doesn' t-- filtered though Frasca' s smart compassion and his visceral sympathy for the huge underclass-- makes "AIDS in Latin America" original and important, with implications for AIDS work everywhere." -- Doug Ireland, "LA Weekly" "" " Tim Frasca' s "Aids in Latin America" speaks from the voice of those affected, and is presented by a journalist who was able to penetrate diverse social groups and tell their compelling stories. It is an important contribution to the better understanding of the different perspectivesand realities that will make joint collaborative work possible and reign in this dramatic disease."--Mirta Rosas, Director, Pan American Health Organization " "AIDS in Latin America" by Tim Frasca is a long-awaited book for health policymakers, not only in that part of the world but everywhere. Frasca' s insightful investigation of the impact of AIDS in Latin America is an important contribution to understanding and addressing future public health policies, treatment, and prevention of this disease." -- Isabel Letelier, Human Rights Activist and Vice President of CIPRESS Foundation, Santiago " Tim Frasca' s book on the history of AIDS in Latin America is a fascinating and critical journey exploring AIDS-related social and political response-- both positive and negative-- on the part of government and civil society on this continent. One gets a clear and moving picture of what AIDS can do to people and what people can do in response." -- Frans Mom, Senior Policy Officer, Human Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos), The Netherlands
"The global fight to stop the spread of HIV is at a tragic impasse. As UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan put it, 'the virus is always ahead of us.'" Tim Frasca's extremely important book tells us why. It is written lucidly, with compassion, and hits you like a bucket of cold water, shaking you out of your stupor."-- Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling writer, author of "Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health "In an age of knee-jerk, pre-packaged analysis from all sides of the political spectrum, it is refreshing to read such a nuanced, challenging account that lets people speak for themselves but doesn't let them off the hook."-- Marc Cooper, "The Nation "Tim Frasca, both a sharp-eared reporter and a veteran of the frontline fight against AIDS in Latin America, has produced a riveting, politically sophisticated, and heartbreakingly human account of why that fight is being lost. This country-by-country account of what works, and what doesn't--filtered though Frasca's smart compassion and his visceral sympathy for the huge underclass--makes "AIDS in Latin America original and important, with implications for AIDS work everywhere."-- Doug Ireland, "LA Weekly " "Tim Frasca's "Aids in Latin America speaks from the voice of those affected, and is presented by a journalist who was able to penetrate diverse social groups and tell their compelling stories. It is an important contribution to the better understanding of the different perspectives and realities that will make joint collaborative work possible and reign in this dramatic disease."--Mirta Rosas, Director, Pan AmericanHealth Organization ""AIDS in Latin America by Tim Frasca is a long-awaited book for health policymakers, not only in that part of the world but everywhere. Frasca's insightful investigation of the impact of AIDS in Latin America is an important contribution to understanding and addressing future public health policies, treatment, and prevention of this disease."-- Isabel Letelier, Human Rights Activist and Vice President of CIPRESS Foundation, Santiago "Tim Frasca's book on the history of AIDS in Latin America is a fascinating and critical journey exploring AIDS-related social and political response--both positive and negative--on the part of government and civil society on this continent. One gets a clear and moving picture of what AIDS can do to people and what people can do in response."--Frans Mom, Senior Policy Officer, Human Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos), The Netherlands
"The global fight to stop the spread of HIV is at a tragic impasse. As UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan put it, 'the virus is always ahead of us.'" Tim Frasca's extremely important book tells us why. It is written lucidly, with compassion, and hits you like a bucket of cold water, shaking you out of your stupor."-- Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling writer, author ofBetrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health "In an age of knee-jerk, pre-packaged analysis from all sides of the political spectrum, it is refreshing to read such a nuanced, challenging account that lets people speak for themselves but doesn't let them off the hook."-- Marc Cooper,The Nation "Tim Frasca, both a sharp-eared reporter and a veteran of the frontline fight against AIDS in Latin America, has produced a riveting, politically sophisticated, and heartbreakingly human account of why that fight is being lost. This country-by-country account of what works, and what doesn't--filtered though Frasca's smart compassion and his visceral sympathy for the huge underclass--makesAIDS in Latin Americaoriginal and important, with implications for AIDS work everywhere."-- Doug Ireland,LA Weekly "Tim Frasca'sAids in Latin Americaspeaks from the voice of those affected, and is presented by a journalist who was able to penetrate diverse social groups and tell their compelling stories. It is an important contribution to the better understanding of the different perspectives and realities that will make joint collaborative work possible and reign in this dramatic disease."--Mirta Rosas, Director, Pan American Health Organization "AIDS in Latin Americaby Tim Frasca is a long-awaited book for health policymakers, not only in that part of the world but everywhere. Frasca's insightful investigation of the impact of AIDS in Latin America is an important contribution to understanding and addressing future public health policies, treatment, and prevention of this disease."-- Isabel Letelier, Human Rights Activist and Vice President of CIPRESS Foundation, Santiago "Tim Frasca's book on the history of AIDS in Latin America is a fascinating and critical journey exploring AIDS-related social and political response--both positive and negative--on the part of government and civil society on this continent. One gets a clear and moving picture of what AIDS can do to people and what people can do in response."--Frans Mom, Senior Policy Officer, Human Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos), The Netherlands
‚"The global fight to stop the spread of HIV is at a tragic impasse. As UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan put it, ‚'the virus is always ahead of us.' ‚" Tim Frasca's extremely important book tells us why. It is written lucidly, with compassion, and hits you like a bucket of cold water, shaking you out of your stupor. ‚" ‚-- Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling writer, author of Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health ‚"In an age of knee-jerk, pre-packaged analysis from all sides of the political spectrum, it is refreshing to read such a nuanced, challenging account that lets people speak for themselves but doesn't let them off the hook. ‚" ‚-- Marc Cooper, The Nation ‚"Tim Frasca, both a sharp-eared reporter and a veteran of the frontline fight against AIDS in Latin America, has produced a riveting, politically sophisticated, and heartbreakingly human account of why that fight is being lost. This country-by-country account of what works, and what doesn't ‚--filtered though Frasca's smart compassion and his visceral sympathy for the huge underclass ‚--makes AIDS in Latin America original and important, with implications for AIDS work everywhere. ‚" ‚-- Doug Ireland, LA Weekly ‚"Tim Frasca's Aids in Latin America speaks from the voice of those affected, and is presented by a journalist who was able to penetrate diverse social groups and tell their compelling stories. It is an important contribution to the better understanding of the different perspectives and realities that will make joint collaborative work possible and reign in this dramatic disease."--Mirta Rosas, Director, Pan American Health Organization ‚" AIDS in Latin America by Tim Frasca is a long-awaited book for health policymakers, not only in that part of the world but everywhere. Frasca's insightful investigation of the impact of AIDS in Latin America is an important contribution to understanding and addressing future public health policies, treatment, and prevention of this disease. ‚" ‚-- Isabel Letelier, Human Rights Activist and Vice President of CIPRESS Foundation, Santiago ‚"Tim Frasca's book on the history of AIDS in Latin America is a fascinating and critical journey exploring AIDS-related social and political response ‚--both positive and negative ‚--on the part of government and civil society on this continent. One gets a clear and moving picture of what AIDS can do to people and what people can do in response. ‚" ‚--Frans Mom, Senior Policy Officer, Human Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos), The Netherlands
"The global fight to stop the spread of HIV is at a tragic impasse. As UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan put it, 'the virus is always ahead of us.'" Tim Frasca's extremely important book tells us why. It is written lucidly, with compassion, and hits you like a bucket of cold water, shaking you out of your stupor." Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling writer, author ofBetrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health "In an age of knee-jerk, pre-packaged analysis from all sides of the political spectrum, it is refreshing to read such a nuanced, challenging account that lets people speak for themselves but doesn't let them off the hook." Marc Cooper,The Nation "Tim Frasca, both a sharp-eared reporter and a veteran of the frontline fight against AIDS in Latin America, has produced a riveting, politically sophisticated, and heartbreakingly human account of why that fight is being lost. This country-by-country account of what works, and what doesn'tfiltered though Frasca's smart compassion and his visceral sympathy for the huge underclassmakesAIDS in Latin Americaoriginal and important, with implications for AIDS work everywhere." Doug Ireland,LA Weekly "Tim Frasca'sAids in Latin Americaspeaks from the voice of those affected, and is presented by a journalist who was able to penetrate diverse social groups and tell their compelling stories. It is an important contribution to the better understanding of the different perspectives and realities that will make joint collaborative work possible and reign in this dramatic disease."--Mirta Rosas, Director, Pan American Health Organization "AIDS in Latin Americaby Tim Frasca is a long-awaited book for health policymakers, not only in that part of the world but everywhere. Frasca's insightful investigation of the impact of AIDS in Latin America is an important contribution to understanding and addressing future public health policies, treatment, and prevention of this disease." Isabel Letelier, Human Rights Activist and Vice President of CIPRESS Foundation, Santiago "Tim Frasca's book on the history of AIDS in Latin America is a fascinating and critical journey exploring AIDS-related social and political responseboth positive and negativeon the part of government and civil society on this continent. One gets a clear and moving picture of what AIDS can do to people and what people can do in response."Frans Mom, Senior Policy Officer, Human Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos), The Netherlands
'The global fight to stop the spread of HIV is at a tragic impasse. As UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan put it, 'the virus is always ahead of us'. Tim Frasca's extremely important book tells us why. It is written lucidly, with compassion, and hits you like a bucket of cold water, shaking you out of your stupor.' - Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations, Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling writer, and author of Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health 'AIDS in Latin America by Tim Frasca is a long awaited book for health policy makers, not only in that part of the world but everywhere. Frasca's insightful investigation of the impact of AIDS in Latin America is an important contribution to understanding and addressing future public health policies, treatment and prevention of this disease.' - Isabel Letelier, Human Rights Activist, Vice President of CIPRESS Foundation, Chile 'Tim Frasca's book on the history of AIDS in Latin America is a fascinating and critical journey exploring AIDS-related social and political response - both positive and negative - on the part of government and civil society on this continent. One gets a clear and moving picture of what AIDS can do to people and what people can do in response.' - Frans Mom, Senior Policy Officer, Human Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos), The Netherlands 'In an age of knee-jerk, pre-packaged analysis from all sides of the political spectrum, it is refreshing to read such a nuanced, challenging account that lets people speak for themselves but doesn't let them off the hook.' - Marc Cooper, The Nation 'Tim Frasca, both a sharp-eared reporter and a veteran of the front-line fight against AIDS in Latin America, has produced a riveting, politically sophisticated, and heartbreakingly human account of why that fight is being lost. This country-by-country account of what works, and what doesn't - filtered though Frasca's smart compassion and his visceral sympathy for the huge underclass - makes AIDS in Latin America original and important, with implications for AIDS work everywhere. We can all learn from this book.' - Doug Ireland, LA Weekly
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The first book on the shocking reality of AIDS in Latin America In this revealing book, the first to give a complete account of how the AIDS epidemic has affected our neighbors to the South, Timothy Frasca uncovers the enormous cultural changes which have taken place throughout Latin America as a result of the disease. He brings issues such as sexuality, class, and religious beliefs into the open for the first time. Compelling interviews with activists, people with AIDS, government leaders, and church leadersall show how the epidemic has developed. Frasca draws lessons from Latin America and the strong activist involvement that succeeded in increasing government resources to fight the disease. Tragic tales and gripping narrating are intermixed with the first set of comprehensive epidemic statistics from the continent, eagerly awaited by the World Health community.
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In this revealing book, the first to give a complete account of how the AIDS epidemic has affected our neighbors to the South, Timothy Frasca uncovers the enormous cultural changes which have taken place throughout Latin America as a result of the disease. He brings issues such as sexuality, class, and religious beliefs into the open for the first time. Compelling interviews with activists, people with AIDS, government leaders, and church leaders--all show how the epidemic has developed. Frasca draws lessons from Latin America and the strong activist involvement that succeeded in increasing government resources to fight the disease. Tragic tales and gripping narratives are intermixed with the first set of comprehensive epidemic statistics from the continent, eagerly awaited by the World Health community.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is an examination of the AIDS epidemic in Latin America revealing significant cultural changes that have occurred as a result of the disease, in an account that draws on interviews with activists, patients, government officials, and church leaders.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Peru: Testing, Testing...
"Peñalolén"
Mexico: Fatal Advances
Costa Rica: The Velvet Glove
Guatemala: The Iron Fist
"Fame"
Trinidad & Tobago: Living with People Living with HIV/AIDS
"Air Travel"
Argentina: Split Perpicacity
Brazil: Seductive Models
"Turnpike"
Chile: Seizing Empowerment
Epilogue
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