Peter Piot is the director of the renowned London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a professor of global health. He is a former Under Secretary General of the United Nations, the founding executive director of UNAIDS, and co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, and former president of the International AIDS Society. He has published more than 500 scientific papers and articles and sixteen books, including his memoirs, No Time To Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses. Laurence Garey is an anatomist, former member the Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons of England, and the Council of the Anatomical Society. He has translated works from French and German, including Jean-Didier Vincent and Pierre-Marie Lledo's The Custom-Made Brain: Cerebral Plasticity, Regeneration, and Enhancement. He is an associate collaborator with the Institute of the History of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
AIDS Between Science and Politics is superb, well-crafted, and timely. The book is an excellent and valuable addition to the scientific literature. And who is better placed to address the multitude of issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS than Peter Piot? -- Mark Wainberg, McGill University AIDS Between Science and Politics is a compelling, expert analysis from the founding director of UNAIDS. A must-read for anyone interested in the international AIDS response and the ongoing social, political, and medical challenges posed by HIV. -- Nicoli Nattrass, author of The AIDS Conspiracy: Science Fights Back The author's findings, updated to 2012, should give anyone pause who thinks that AIDS is a thing of the past... of considerable use to readers with an interest in public health issues. Kirkus Reviews An enlightening account of how HIV and AIDS have shaped-and continue to shape-international public health policy. -- Beth Mole Science News AIDS Between Science and Politics is a must-read for anyone interested in the HIV/AIDS epidemic. More broadly, it offers lessons- and interesting anecdotes - useful in the response to Ebola and indeed to every challenge in global health and development. Nature Highly Recommended. CHOICE It is quite a task to write a history of the emergence and response to HIV/AIDS around the world and to do so in an accessible fashion. Yet this is precisely what AIDS Between Science and Politics accomplishes, appealing equally to AIDS experts and novices. -- Claire Laurier Decoteau Isis: A Journal of the History of Science Society