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  • Author:
    Chris Beyrer
  • ISBN:
    1856495310
  • ISBN13:
    978-1856495318
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  • Publisher:
    Zed Books (February 15, 1998)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
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    Sociology
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First published in 1998, Chris Beyrer’s ground-breaking work War in the Blood provides a vivid and eye-opening . Offers honest insights on sex between men, drug use, sex work, and transgender people in Southeast Asia

Offers honest insights on sex between men, drug use, sex work, and transgender people in Southeast Asia. Beyrer offers pragmatic solutions to inspire a new generation of leaders. Midnight Poonkasetwattana, Asia-Pacific Community of MSM Organizations (APCOM)). Chris Beyrer is the Desmond Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights at Johns Hopkins University, and he was formerly President of the International AIDs Society.

It is still the definitive work on Southeast Asia's HIV/AIDS epidemic; but it is also a beautifully wrought travel memoir, written by a compassionate & intelligent observer. I have recommended it to many people interested in Burma. Beyrer often loses his focus, shifting from discussing the AID epidemic to devoting entire paragraphs to an examination of Thai architecture and the temples of Chiang Mai. I applaud his effort to try to interweave cultural themes, but unfortunately this book reads like a travel guide loosely tied together.

First published in 1998, Chris Beyrer’s ground-breaking work War in the Blood provides a vivid and eye-opening .

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Effective treatment for HIV and AIDS came in 1996. For sufferers in the developed world, this marked a true watershed moment: the end of the death sentence. But for many in the developing world, including in Southeast Asia, these new treatments remained far out of reach. Three decades later, having served as president of the International AIDS Society, he believes we have arrived at an extraordinary milestone.

Since its original publication, significant gains have been made in HIV prevention, but the region continues to face profound challenges in both the treatment and containment of the disease.

It is still the definitive work on Southeast Asia's HIV/AIDS epidemic; but it is also a beautifully wrought travel memoir, written by a compassionate & intelligent observer

It is still the definitive work on Southeast Asia's HIV/AIDS epidemic; but it is also a beautifully wrought travel memoir, written by a compassionate & intelligent observer. Excellent overview of culture, politics, and HIV in SE Asia. com User, July 14, 1998

War in the Blood: Sex, Politics and AIDS in Southeast Asia Chris Beyrer (London and New York: Zed Books/Bangkok: White Lotus, 1998), 256 pp. War in the Blood is part travelogue, epidemiological detective story and political analysis of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Southeast Asia.

War in the Blood: Sex, Politics and AIDS in Southeast Asia Chris Beyrer (London and New York: Zed Books/Bangkok: White Lotus, 1998), 256 pp. Chris Beyrer manages to unite these seemingly disparate styles through his obvious passion for the places and people he writes about as much as through his ability to weave these different perspectives together. This book is something of a departure from the literature on HIV/AIDS.

Bibliographic Citation. London, England/New York: Zed Books; Distributed in the . by: St. Martin's Press, 1998. Related Items in Google Scholar.

This engaging and vivid book investigates the course of the HIV epidemic in seven countries of South East Asia: Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam and China’s Yunnan Province. Emphasising the impact of the cultural and political landscapes of these countries on the progress of the disease, the book is the product of both working and travelling in the area. Not merely a commentary on obfuscating government statistics, the author draws upon his encounters with people dealing with the effects of the epidemic and opponents of the regimes of the countries he describes. The epidemic is seen as being vitally linked to the general condition of human rights in the societies.In the first part of the book the author travels to each country in turn chronicling the different approaches adopted to the epidemic. The second part covers issues involving specific groups at risk - among other topics, women and contraception, prostitution and the traffic in women, HIV and the US military, the Heroin trade, gay sex workers, prisoners, and the work of local activists. The third part of the book looks at policy and the general effect of culture on public health care, stressing the need for local empowerment of populations, and in particular women, to effect social changes that would go hand in hand with improvements in the handling of the HIV epidemic. Both passionate and well-informed, this book is a labour of love that discusses the HIV epidemic while giving an intimate, and ultimately celebratory account of South East Asia and asserting the real possiblity for affirmative action.

Nicearad
"War in the Blood" is my favorite Asia book of recent years. It is still the definitive work on Southeast Asia's HIV/AIDS epidemic; but it is also a beautifully wrought travel memoir, written by a compassionate & intelligent observer. I have recommended it to many people interested in Burma. It also would be a fine clear-eyed introduction to contemporary Southeast Asian culture in all of its contradictions and surprises. "War in the Blood" is by no means a depressing work of epidemiology; rather it is a call to action, and in that sense, a ray of hope.
Stylish Monkey
I was genuinely disappointed by this book given the interesting subject matter and the review posted on Amazon. Beyrer often loses his focus, shifting from discussing the AID epidemic to devoting entire paragraphs to an examination of Thai architecture and the temples of Chiang Mai. I applaud his effort to try to interweave cultural themes, but unfortunately this book reads like a travel guide loosely tied together. While there are some good insights and facts, it seems Beyrer's editors provided him poor guidance to focus his writing.