Tinderbox

How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It

by Craig Timberg and Daniel, Ph.D. Halperin

Hardcover, 421 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $29.95 | purchase

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Title
Tinderbox
Subtitle
How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It
Author
Craig Timberg and Daniel, Ph.D. Halperin

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Traces the origins of HIV to colonial Africa and examines efforts to fight the disease, identifying factors that are preventing effective treatments while outlining recommendations for fighting the epidemic.

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A woman walks past a banner placed around the perimeter of the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg on World AIDS Day. The university used the banner to raise public awareness about AIDS and the devastating toll the disease has had in South Africa. Paul Botes/AP Photo hide caption

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