Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Broken Promises

Twitter is great for information. Today @familyandmedia posted the following:

@davquinn Broken Promises: How the AIDS Establishment Has Betrayed the Developing World - http://tinyurl.com/4s44zmx Edward Green (Harvard)

Below is one of the reviews on Amazon re the book: very interesting.

Amanda U. (New York City) - This review is from: Broken Promises: How the AIDS Establishment Has Betrayed the Developing World (Paperback)

I received this book today, and it is even more masterful than I hoped it would be. I am an investigative medical journalist. When I first interviewed Ted Green years ago, I urged him to write a book for a popular audience. He has done so, and it's truly extraordinary.

Green, you may recall, is the preeminent scientist and former head of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at Harvard, who scandalized the rulers of this present age in 2009 when he publicly agreed with Pope Benedict XVI that condom promotions are not the solution to AIDS in Africa, that the only way to reverse the pandemic is to do what Ugandans did when the pandemic began: to promote fidelity as the pillar of our AIDS response.

Although Green defended the Pope on the pages of the Washington Post, he is not a Catholic nor even a Christian. And he's certainly not a conservative. This outspoken, liberal whistle-blower takes on blind U.S. politicians and the tired old "AIDS establishment" in ways that plainly demonstrate he's his own man,a truly original thinker.

An uncompromising defender of Africans' rights to prevent the pandemic their way, anthropologist Green has long recognized the simple truth that millions of Africans lying in their graves today would still be alive if the "AIDS establishment" (a powerful coalition of Western AIDS organizations who've misspent billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars) had only heeded the African solution to AIDS and had promoted fidelity first.

Further, he has the curriculum vitae and the scientific ammunition to prove it.

Read this book. Absorb it. It will completely change your thinking about AIDS prevention in Africa. This book is a job brilliantly done. Green has suffered much for the truth, and he has not given up. In his defense of the weak and powerless, he is a hero who has risked his entire illustrious career in an attempt to get out the truth. Anyone who angrily attacks this work is knowingly or unknowingly in league with those who are promoting misleading public-health messages that have needlessly claimed millions of African lives.

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