Medicine And Books

One New Humanity: the Challenge of AIDS

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7070.1495a (Published 07 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1495
  1. Kenneth M Boyd

    Anne Bayley SPCK, £9.99, pp 330 ISBN 0 281 04923 8

    “How does a society with a history of violence, buckling under the pressure of poverty and land scarcity, react to the news that an unknown third of its members carry the virus?” In Rwanda, with a population prevalence of HIV among the highest in the world, a survey in 1992 in a military camp found that 70% of the soldiers were more afraid of HIV and AIDS than of being at war. The cumulative incidence of HIV infections in Africa (over 11 million) and increasingly in Asia (over 3 million) is far …

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