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Author Ammann, Arthur J., 1936- author

Title Lethal decisions : the unnecessary deaths of millions of women and children from HIV/AIDS / Arthur J. Ammann
Published Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, [2016]
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; I. The Beginning; 1. Pediatric HIV/AIDS; 2. AIDS and Blood; 3. The Blood Banking Industry in Denial; 4. A Personal Tragedy; 5. Finding the Cause of AIDS; 6. Saving Lives: Preventing HIV Infection of Infants; 7. The Denialist Movement; II. Pediatric AIDS Becomes a Reality; 8. Born of Necessity: The Pediatric AIDS Foundation; 9. A Priority at Last: Pediatric HIV/AIDS; 10. A Living Legacy: Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Awards; 11. The Ariel Project: The Best, the Brightest, and the Committed
12. Too Urgent to Wait: The American Foundation for AIDS Research13. What about the Rest of the World?: The First Conference on Global Strategies for the Prevention of HIV Transmission from Mothers to Infants; 14. Ensuring That Voices from Low-Income Countries Are Heard; 15. A Call to Action: The Second Conference on Global Strategies for the Prevention of HIV Transmission from Mothers to Infants; 16. Now Just Go and Do It: The Third Conference on Global Strategies for the Prevention of HIV Transmission from Mothers to Infants; 17. From a Small Beginning to Major Prevention and Care Programs
18. Why Wait? Start Now19. Going the Last Mile: The Obscure, the Neglected, and the Desperately Needy; III. Unexpected Obstacles: Institutions, Therapeutic Denialism, and Treatment Guidelines; 20. Pediatric AIDS and Drug Development; 21. Acronyms and Legislative Redundancy; 22. Facts Speak Louder Than Words: Examining Efforts That Failed; 23. Guidelines Can Become Rules; 24. Treatment Guidelines: Not without Risks; IV. Stalled: Losing Sight of the Mission; 25. Damn the Ethics, Full Speed Ahead; 26. The Tyranny of Research; 27. Misspent Dollars
28. For Better or for Worse?: The Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trial Group Expands29. Turning the Corner; V. Ending the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Epidemic; 30. What Went Well; 31. PEPFAR to the Rescue; 32. Solutions; Conclusion; Timeline: Pediatric HIV/AIDS Milestones and Events; Acronyms; Notes; References; Index
Summary "This book chronicles the discovery of AIDS in a handful of infants beginning in 1981 and the remarkable scientific progress in prevention and treatment over the 15 years that followed"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject HIV Infections -- history
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- history
Health Policy
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
AIDS (Disease) in children
AIDS (Disease) in women
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients
AIDS (Disease) in children.
AIDS (Disease) in women.
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016008636
ISBN 0826521266 (electronic bk.)
9780826521262 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)