Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781786991935 Published August 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786991942 Published August 2017 For sale in North and South America only

War in the Blood

Sex, Politics and AIDS in Southeast Asia - New Edition

Chris Beyrer

War in the Blood

Chris Beyrer

Distributed for Zed Books

256 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781786991935 Published August 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786991942 Published August 2017 For sale in North and South America only

First published in 1998, Chris Beyrer’s ground-breaking work War in the Blood provides a vivid and eye-opening account of the HIV epidemic in Southeast Asia, drawing on the author’s extensive experience working and travelling throughout the region. 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.
 
The new edition looks beyond Southeast Asia to compare the region’s experience of HIV with that of Russia, North Africa, and elsewhere, and broadens the analysis to include migration and the experiences of the trans community. The author is one of the leading experts on HIV prevention, with extensive experience both across Southeast Asia and around the world. Drawing on Beyer’s own experiences working to promote HIV prevention in Burma, the book provides a powerful look at the human impact of the virus, while charting significant recent developments and the challenges ahead.
 

Review Quotes
Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Dean of the University of Malaya Faculty of Medicine

“Beyrer has an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of the global HIV epidemic that this book so richly describes. More than any other Western researcher, he understands the cultural and political factors that impact local epidemics.”

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS

“As timely and relevant today as it was when it was first published, telling a deeply personal account of the AIDS epidemic and the people still being left behind.”

Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

“Beyrer writes with the rigour of an outstanding scientist, and the compassion and energy of a tireless advocate.”

Midnight Poonkasetwattana, Asia-Pacific Community of MSM Organizations (APCOM)

“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.”

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