Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Conversation with Author Elizabeth Pisani in Mexico City

[**NEW! Read this interview with Pisani on BlogCritics Magazine]

Caucus for Evidence-Based Prevention

International Rectal Microbicide Advocates

San Francisco AIDS Foundation

cordially invite you to join us
on the occasion of the
XVII International AIDS Conference for

A Conversation with Author
Elizabeth Pisani

Monday, August 4, 2008,
6:30-8:00 pm

at the Hotel Camino Real Mexico in the Guanajuato Room. The Hotel Camino Real is located in the Polanco area of Mexico City on Mariano Escobado Avenue.

This is a closed session and only members and partners of the Caucus for Evidence-Based Prevention, the International Rectal Microbicide Advocates, and San Francisco AIDS Foundation will be allowed to attend. This invitation is non-transferrable.

About the book

Writer-scientist Elizabeth Pisani’s, "The Wisdom of Whores – Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS” is a kumbaya-free must read for anyone in the HIV/AIDS field. The book openly challenges you to re-examine your turf in “AIDS.inc," wherever your spot on the trough may be, and seriously question the billions of dollars being spent in the service of… what, exactly? Pisani’s take is that prevention, specifically prevention among gay men, injection drug users, and sex workers, is horribly neglected due to the questionable global strategy of making AIDS “everyone’s problem.” This generalization doesn’t hold true in most of the world, she says, and governments and funders have used it to spend their largesse among those least at risk, conveniently ignoring the politically unpopular messiness of sex, gay sex and drugs. Pisani's blunt account spares no one and offers all of us a chance to reflect on the current state of funding priorities for HIV prevention. For more information about Elizabeth Pisani and her book, please visit, her website.

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