AIDS in the Twenty-First Century, Fully Revised and Updated Edition: Disease and Globalization by Tony Barnett
First published in 2002, AIDS in the Twenty-First Century met with widespread praise from researchers and policy makers. This edition is fully revised to take account of the latest facts and developments in the field. All statistics and evidence have been updated and their meanings reconsidered. Latest developments in vaccines, anti-retroviral treatments and microbicides are discussed along with information about the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
AIDS Update 2011 by Gerald Stine
AIDS UPDATE 2011 presents a balanced review of current research and information on HIV infection, HIV disease, and AIDS. AIDS UPDATE 2011 places discussion within a biological, medical, and social framework, helping readers more fully understand this devastating pandemic.
The AmfAR AIDS Handbook: The Complete Guide to Understanding HIV and AIDS
From the leading foundation
for AIDS research, here is a comprehensive
guide to help readers understand the complexities
of HIV/AIDS and how treatment decisions are
made. The AmfAR AIDS Handbook picks up where
other books on AIDS leave off. It is the book
you will turn to for a greater understanding
of this disease, its causes and effects, and
what new treatment options are being developed.
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition by Randy Shilts
The national bestseller is now a major HBO TV movie, with stars including Alan Alda, Richard Gere, Lily Tomlin and Angelica Houston. "A heroic work of journalism on what must rank as one of the foremost catastrophes of modern history" (New York Times), this extraordinary book reveals how the federal government put budget considerations ahead of the nation's welfare. (Penguin)
Body Count: Fixing the Blame for the Global AIDS Catastrophe by Peter Gill
In his meticulously researched
book, Peter Gill- author, journalist and AIDS
campaigner- traces the political response to
the epidemic, and demands accountability from
those responsible. Body Count: Fixing the Blame
for the Global AIDS Catastrophe is a fast-paced
and in-depth look at strategic developments
to address AIDS, condom use, and the crisis
in Africa. Through his exclusive interviews
with politicians, religious leaders, campaigners
and HIV positive people, Gill points out the
varying reactions- and inactions- of some of
the greatest political leaders during the 25
year history of HIV/AIDS.
Denying AIDS: Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience and Human Tragedy by Seth Kalichman
Paralleling the discovery of HIV and the rise of the AIDS pandemic, a flock of naysayers has dedicated itself to replacing genuine knowledge with destructive misinformation—and spreading from the fringe to the mainstream media and the think tank. Now from the editor of the journal AIDS and Behavior comes a bold exposé of the scientific and sociopolitical forces involved in this toxic evasion. Denying AIDS traces the origins of AIDS dissidents disclaimers during the earliest days of the epidemic and delves into the psychology and politics of the current denial movement in its various incarnations. Click here to read a POZ interview with the author.
The Epidemic: A Global History of AIDS by Jonathan Engel
In The Epidemic: A Global
History of AIDS, Jonathon Engel covers
the story of AIDS from its beginnings to
today. Blending together science, politics
and culture, he is detailed in following
the timeline of the epidemic and its tumultuous
history. A celebrated medical historian,
Engel lets the various players in the AIDS
drama do much of the talking.
Hate: A Romance: A Novel by Tristan Garcia
In Hate: A Romance: A Novel, Tristan Garcia made headlines with his novel and topped the France bestseller lists. Following the lives of four friends, three men and one woman, throughout Paris in the 1980’s. Winner of France's prestigious Prix de Flore in 2008, it is a thinly veiled, only partly fictionalized account of the bitter battle over barebacking between Didier Lestrade and Guillaume Dustan.
HIV/AIDS: A Very Short Introduction by Alan Whiteside
HIV/AIDS is without doubt the worst epidemic to hit humankind since the Black Death. As of 2004 an estimated 40 million people were living with the disease, and about 20 million had died. Despite rapid scientific advances there is still no cure and the drugs are expensive and toxic. In the developing world, especially in parts of Africa, life expectancy has plummeted to below 35 years, causing a serious decline in economic growth, a sharp increase in orphans, and the imminent collapse of health care systems. The news is not all bleak though. There have been unprecedented breakthroughs in understanding diseases and developing drugs. Because the disease is so closely linked to sexual activity and drug use, the need to understand and change behavior has caused us to reassess what it means to be human and how we should operate in the globalizing world. This Very Short Introduction tackles the science, the international and local politics, the fascinating demographics, and the devastating consequences of the disease, and suggests how we must respond.
How AIDS Ends: An Anthology from San Francisco AIDS Foundation by Barbara Lee, Cleve Jones, Jeanne White Ginder, Timothy Ray Brown, Neil Giuliano, Robert Gallo, Paul Farmer, Mark Dybul
When the history of HIV/AIDS is written, what will the final chapter look like? How AIDS Ends poses this question to 15 visionaries. We asked them to write history before it happens. The result is this first-of-its-kind anthology from San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Each author has been deeply touched by HIV/AIDS, and each is equally deeply committed to realizing the day when the disease is behind us. The end of HIV/AIDS is within reach. Take a glimpse into the future
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they'd weigh more than 50 million metric tons--as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb's effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions.
I'm Still Here: The History, Testimony, Education, Outcomes and Strengths of people living with HIV/AIDS by Venus Perez
The year is 2009. We have come so far yet we are not quite there.
Many lives were lost yet many still live. Many know the means
of transmission, yet many neglect to follow it. Many of us live the
fast life, looking for excitement, for success. We are constantly
searching for that missing part that dwells deep inside, each one
of us. For many of us, we are lost, broken, unloved, discriminated,
depressed and angry. We are still in denial, shunned by
society as lepers were years ago. We are individuals with HIV/AIDS.
We are part of the world, and this society. Our lives have meaning,
and each one of us can make a difference. I would like to take
you on a journey, where you can experience the history,
the struggles, trials and outcomes. Our testimonies, weaknesses,
strengths, and our never ending hope for tomorrow.
The Invisible People: How the U.S. Has Slept Through the Global AIDS Pandemic by Greg Behrman
The Invisible People is a revealing and at times shocking look inside the United States's response to one of the greatest catastrophes the world has ever known — the global AIDS crisis. A true story of politics, bureaucracy, disease, internecine warfare, and negligence, it illustrates that while the pandemic constitutes a profound threat to U.S. economic and security interests, at every turn the United States has failed to act in the face of this pernicious menace.
Perfect for Me by D.H. Starr
Sean Sullivan is a principal and a happy person, but he has one major complication. HIV. Frustrated with constant rejection, Sean decides to stop dating negative men. When a student experiences a crisis and Sean meets Emery Benton, the case worker assigned from Child Protective Services, his decision is challenged. Sparks fly the moment they meet, but Emery is negative and Sean doesn't want the pain of another disappointment. As he struggles with his feelings for Emery, a war between the fear in his head and the fire in his heart force him to answer one simple question. Is this the perfect man for me?
Sex Positive: A Frontlines Memoir of the Battle over Safer Sex by Richard Berkowitz
In this harrowing memoir of the embattled early days of the AIDS epidemic, Richard Berkowitz, a renegade gay hustler-turned-AIDS activist, vividly recalls the fight to save the lives of gay men by assisting in the conceptualization of the safety precautions that would later be named safe sex. As commonplace and widely accepted as these practices are today, the notion that gay sex was unsafe ignited a firestorm of controversy among gay men of the time, many of whom railed against the implicit homophobia of such an argument. Undaunted, the author persevered in his quest to raise public awareness. However, it was not Berkowitz's voice alone that sparked contention. Dr. Joseph Sonnabend, a controversial virologist and AIDS doctor, postulated that AIDS was more complicated than just a new virus. With Sonnabend's theory in tow, Berkowitz fought, alongside beloved activist and musician Michael Callen, for safer sex practices. Sex Positive explores the explicit bravery of this unrecognized triumvirate and their dire quest to save lives in the midst of unwavering dissent.
Testosterone: A Man's Guide by Nelson Vergel
Are you experiencing fatigue and low or no sex drive? Do you seem to have less mental focus? Do you have less tolerance to stress and feel down? Is your body getting softer while you are gaining fat? Have you been exercising for months or years without improvements in your body? You do not have the problems mentioned but you want to how to keep your testosterone within healthy ranges? Then, this book may be for you. You may be one of the 13 million men in the United States that are suffering from testosterone deficiency and who are suffering needlessly by not knowing it. This book will explain in clear and practical language the symptoms and treatments of testosterone deficiency to help determine if you are a good candidate for this therapy. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can dramatically boost sex drive and function, strength, energy levels, mood, mental focus, and lean body mass while decreasing fat in men with testosterone deficiency syndrome (hypogonadism). However, it is not a therapy to start without proper knowledge about potential side effects and their management. There are several options for testosterone replacement available by prescription but many men do not know how to decide which is best for them. This book reviews all options from the author's point of view as an educated patient who has used all available options and has researched the current scientific data. Al myths and misconceptions surrounding testosterone are fully explained and resolved. After reading this book you will know:
If you have low testosterone blood levels
What your best TRT option is more suitable for you, if you need one
How to avoid the main mistakes that men make when using TRT
How to identify and treat potential side effects before they become a problem
How to talk to your doctor about getting TRT, or how to find a doctor who prescribes testosterone
What foods and medicines can lower your testosterone
The truth about non-prescription testosterone boosters
How to apply for financial assistance from testosterone manufacturers
What compounding pharmacies are and how they can customize TRT options for you
Visiting Hours by Jennifer Anne Moses
In Jennifer Anne Moses’s fictional novel-in-stories, Visiting Hours, the down-and-out Southerners at an AIDS residence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are all approaching death. But morbid and depressing this is not. The book, like each of these memorable and colorful characters, is brimming with life.
When AIDS Began: San Francisco and the Making of an Epidemic by Michel Cochrane
As the AIDS crisis reaches new heights globally with no cure in the immediate future, the time is ripe to step back and examine the roots of this epidemic. In When AIDS Began, Michelle Cochrane constructs the making of the disease and expels many of the misconceptions that surround it. By examining the early outbreaks in San Francisco, she unfolds the creation of this disease in one geographic location and then traces how and why major claims about the transmission of HIV were made, extrapolated and then disseminated to the rest of the world - all important factors in understanding.
Through her fascinating analysis and research, Cochrane dispels the myths of AIDS by interviewing patients, public health officials, workers and gaining access to medical charts and documents from the San Francisco Public Health Department. She comes to question some of the orthodoxies of AIDS: mainly saying it's a gay disease spread by sexual contact. She boldly suggests that in the tracking of the disease sexual transmission is more often assumed rather than empirically documented. Instead, she suggests that IV drug use and socio-economic status may have played a much greater than acknowledged role among the risk factors for those who were infected.
When AIDS Began is an original and controversial addition to the ongoing dialogue on the disease. Clearly pushing boundaries, this is an important history of an epidemic that continues to plague the globe.
The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS by Elizabeth Pisani
As an epidemiologist researching AIDS, Elizabeth Pisani has been involved with international efforts to halt the disease for fourteen years. With swashbuckling wit, fierce honesty, and more than a little political incorrectness, she dishes on herself and her colleagues as they try to prod reluctant governments to fund HIV prevention for the people who need it most: drug injectors, gay men, sex workers, and johns. With verve and clarity, Pisani shows the general reader how her profession really works; how easy it is to draw wrong conclusions from "objective" data; and, shockingly, how much money is spent so very badly.