8.5 × 6.5 × 1.75 in
June 28, 2004
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1844670023
ISBN - 13: 9781844670024
About the Book
An award-winning journalist offers the only global analysis of AIDS treatment and prevention in countries from South Africa to China.
From the Publisher
In dispatches written from around the world, Anne-christine d’Adesky reports on the greatest challenge facing us today: the global effort to provide life-saving medicines and care to 40 million people living with HIV and AIDS in resource-poor countries, the great majority in sub-Saharan Africa.
She analyzes the obstacles to providing universal access to antiretroviral drugs whose cost has been out of reach to millions until now, and she exposes the underlying and often competing agendas of donor and recipient governments, funders, activists and individuals with HIV who are struggling to survive. In lively, in-depth field reports from countries including Cuba, Brazil, Russia, Haiti, Mexico, Uganda, South Africa, China and India, she reveals how pilot and national treatment programs are serving as models. They provide a litmus test of the feasibility of HIV and AIDS treatment in settings of abject poverty, underdevelopment and economic and political instability.
Looking ahead, Moving Mountains discusses the potential of AIDS treatment programs to bolster prevention efforts and help rebuild shattered nations and economies. It also warns of the consequences that could face individuals, nations and the world if we fail to achieve this monumental task.
About the Author
Anne-christine d’Adesky is an award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker who has written about AIDS and global politics for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Nation, Village Voice, and OUT. She received amfAR’s Award of Courage for pioneering AIDS journalism and has just completed a global AIDS documentary, Pills, Profits and Protest.
“A crucial and political investigation of the global AIDS crisis and how it impacts the most vulnerable and invisible among us, Moving Mountains offers practical solutions and grassroots victories. It sounds a cry of the consequences that will befall us if we do not put human life ahead of greed.”—Eve Ensler“Moving Mountains provides us with the first blueprint for systematically attacking the myriad complex problems associated with treatment scale-up. Once believed to be an impossible task, Anne-christine d’Adesky not only shows us programs that work, but also where they are not working. No person in the field of HIV/AIDS treatment or prevention, in developed countries or the developing world, should be without this book. If you want to understand where we are in the global race to treat HIV, start with Moving Mountains.”—Kevin Frost“Indispensable for anyone trying to stop the global AIDS epidemic—or who wants to learn its searing lessons. From Haiti to Russia, India to South Africa, d’Adesky brings her rich history of thoughtful journalism and fierce activism to bear on one of the most urgent questions of our age: how to give people in poor countries the same chance to live as people in rich ones.”—Mark Schoofs“Anne-christine d’Adesky links moral engagement to careful scholarship and reportage in the first honest accounting of the great plague of our times. Moving Mountains should be required reading for anyone who wants to know how history’s largest infectious killer of yo