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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:The virus, vitamins and vegetables: the South African HIV/AIDS mystery
Editors:Cullinan, Kerry
Thom, Anso
Year:2009
Pages:211
Language:English
City of publisher:Johannesburg
Publisher:Jacana
ISBN:1770096914; 9781770096912
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:AIDS
health policy
medicinal drugs
folk medicine
attitudes
Abstract:This collective volume documents some of the madness and despair of a decade of HIV/AIDS denialism under South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki and his Health Minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang. Contributions: In the beginning there was Virodene, by James Myburgh; The President's panel, by Michael Cherry; Love, courage, insubordination and HIV/AIDS denialism, by Pregs Govender; Courting morality: the fight to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, by Ashraf Coovadia; Daring to care: a doctor's persecution in Mpumalanga, by Thys von Mollendorff; Government's strange bedfellows, by Kerry Cullinan; The curious tale of the vitamin seller, by Anso Thom; Garlic, olive oil, lemons and beetroot, by Liz McGregor; Traditional alternatives? by Kanya Ndaki; Saints and sinners: the Treatment Action Campaign, by Janine Stephen; Deadly cells: the struggle of HIV positive prisoners, by Khopotso Bodibe; Speaking truth to power, by Claire Keeton; Remembering a decade of the Treatment Action Campaign, by Zackie Achmat. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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