The Invisible Cure: Book summary and reviews of The Invisible Cure by Helen Epstein

The Invisible Cure

Africa, the West, and the Fight Against AIDS

by Helen Epstein

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The Invisible Cure by Helen Epstein

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In 1993, Helen Epstein, a scientist working with a biotechnology company searching for an AIDS vaccine, moved to Uganda, where she witnessed firsthand the suffering caused by the epidemic. Now, in her unsparing and illuminating account of this global disease, she describes how international health experts, governments, and ordinary Africans have struggled to understand the rapid and devastating spread of the disease in Africa, and traces the changes wrought by new medical developments and emerging political realities.

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"Starred Review. Provocative, passionate and incisive, this may be the most important book on AIDS published this year" - PW.

"Critical analysis of a dire situation and a compelling argument for the power of social mobilization." - Kirkus.

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