Politics and Public Health: HIV Prevention and ‘The Wisdom of Whores’

Quinten K. Clarke

ABSTRACT

The Wisdom of Whores, a 2008 non-fiction work on the on-going HIV epidemic, properly assesses the current state of HIV interventions and many of the political, social, and economic barriers that are encountered by public health professionals. This book notes the use of peer outreach among at-risk groups, an intervention that has been important in mitigating the spread of this pathogen. Furthermore, its candid documentation of the creation of UNAIDS makes Wisdom a mainstay of any public health worker or epidemiologist’s library.

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Clarke QK. Politics and Public Health: HIV Prevention and ‘The Wisdom of Whores’. UBCMJ 2013 5(1):44-45.