Former UNAIDS epidemiologist Elizabeth
Pisani's The Wisdom of Whores
is available free for a limited time, starting on World AIDS Day.
“A World AIDS Day present from
Granta, surely one of the world's most wonderful publishers. From
December 1st until the end of the year, you can download
the electronic version of The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats,
Brothels, and the Business of AIDS absolutely free,” Pisani
writes on her blog.
this link for your electronic copy in the epub format. This
ebook requires a free copy of Adobe
Digital Editions or a dedicated reader such as iPad to open.)
In the book, now also available in
writes about the history and politics of HIV, in particular during
the Bush era. She takes no prisoners, blaming partisan
bureaucrats for a continued rise in global HIV infections. And she
urges governments to look at the disease from a cultural behavior
standpoint. Take the advice of prostitutes, she argues.
Make fun things – sex and drugs –
safer, instead of trying to make safe things – abstinence and
monogamy – fun, she writes.
(A video promo of the book is embedded
in the right panel of this page.)