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To Africa’s great misfortune, AIDS prevention in the countries most devastated has been hobbled by ideology. As commonly painted, the problem has been rigid religious beliefs standing in the way of a modern, evidence-based approach. Hanley and de Irala expose how the international AIDS Establishment is driven by an ideology of its own, one that reflects a disturbingly negative view of human nature and potential. Rather than being evidence-based, it has resulted in spectacular failure of AIDS prevention in Africa.

This book shows with eloquence, scholarship, and compassion that addressing the sexual behaviors that drive the epidemic is exactly what is needed and what has worked best.

— Norman Hearst, M.D., Professor of Family and
Community Medicine and of Epidemiology,
University of California at San Francisco

Serious efforts to change high-risk behaviors have been conspicuously missing in the effort to control AIDS. Put another way, there has been little to no primary prevention in HIV/AIDS, in spite of public and private sectors pouring more money and resources into this single disease than any other in history. . . . Hanley and de Irala cover the evidence that has been debated bitterly in recent years and show how fidelity and abstinence are in fact not faith-based AIDS prevention but evidence-based.

— From the Foreword by Edward C. Green, Ph.D., Director of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

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202 pages plus foreword

View the Title Page and Table of Contents HERE

Read the Foreword HERE

Read other comments on the text by those involved in the AIDS ministry in Africa HERE.