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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.; 1 edition (January 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597972940
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597972949
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #801,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Through the voices of many key players, Harden has provided new insights into the complex history of AIDS."—Peter Piot, director, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and former executive director, UNAIDS

"AIDS at 30 stands out from other books about one of the most important medical challenges of our time. It is not only a good read, but is accurate and insightful. Getting the story right is a big deal in this field.”—Barbara J. Culliton, president, The Culliton Group, and former news editor, Science, and deputy editor, Nature

"Harden brings her masterful command of NIH history to bear in a narrative of the first thirty years of this devastating epidemic. With a deft hand she lays out the path of discovery, from finding the culprit virus through the current drug regimens that have brought it under control, all the while making complex scientific ideas available to the lay reader. Its comprehensive survey tells the story from the beginning, and its references will guide students to myriad further research topics, both U.S. and global. Although the history of HIV/AIDS will be continuously rewritten, this work should stand the test of time for years to come and be the place to start for future historians of the epidemic."—Margaret Humphreys, Josiah Charles Trent Professor in the History of Medicine, Duke University

"A succinct and complete narration."—David Olle, New York Journal of Books

About the Author

Victoria A. Harden retired in 2006 after twenty years as the founding director of the Office of NIH History at the National Institutes of Health. She has written numerous articles about AIDS and has lectured widely on its history. Dr. Harden is the author of Inventing the NIH: Federal Biomedical Research Policy, 1887–1937 (1986) and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: History of a Twentieth-Century Disease (1990), the latter winning the Henry Adams Prize from the Society for History in the Federal Government. She received the American Historical Association’s 2006 Herbert Feis Award for outstanding contributions to public history. In 2007 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for the History of Medicine. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scott Deberg on March 15, 2012
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Having recently been diagnosed as HIV+, this book was an interesting journey into learning the wheres, whys & hows of this chronic disease. It is very readable, understandable and occasionally fascinating, as it delves into the origins of the disease, the history of our national reaction at the time, and what great strides we've made in helping to turn the disease from a death sentence to a chronic, though manageable, condition. Definitely recommended for HIV+ patients, and all who want to learn about the disease.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Whitesitt on February 2, 2013
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This book offers the reader a very comprehensive understanding of HIV and AIDS. The chapter on AIDS Therapy is particularly fascinating and informative, and is written at a level most readers will be able to understand. The epilogue was poignant. Overall, a must-read for people working or teaching in the field.
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By Rachel on September 13, 2013
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Harden provides an overview of the AIDS epidemic that is well-rounded if not completely comprehensive. She does her best to address both the scientific and social significance of the disease.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Rodrigues on February 12, 2012
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With so much written about AIDS one may wonder what more can be said? The answer is found in the pages of AIDS at 30. This work offers a fresh perspective free of the political and culturally driven distortions that color so much of what has previously been written on this topic. As is so often said, history written in the passion of the moment cannot remain objective and this was never truer with something as politically charged as the HIV epidemic. Now, 30 years into this epidemic, this may be one of the first books about AIDS that tells the story with a clear historical perspective. Moreover, the author uses AIDS as a fascinating case study into the working of modern medical research. For most of us, it's a complex and mysterious enterprise where we know little of how things actually work. AIDS at 30 provides a fascinating window into the world of science and medicine. Prepare to have a number of your assumptions toppled and prepare to be fascinated by a rich cast of characters driven not only by science but by the same human forces that govern us all. For the sake of full disclousure, I worked with Dr. Harden in the past and helped her collect some of the source material used in this book.
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful By David M. Phillips on June 18, 2012
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If the author wished to accurately describe the course of HIV, one would not place the timeline in reference to the Western recognition of the disease (e.g. the CDC MMWR pub in 1981).
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