“Broken Promises combines a remarkable ‘Present at the Creation’ perspective with historical and scientific data to tell a riveting story of how AIDS prevention in Africa went so terribly wrong. You may agree or disagree with Green, but you will never be bored. The lessons go beyond AIDS and even ‘foreign aid’ to the very process of how consensus is formed in our supposedly modern scientific world.”
—Norman Hearst, Professor, University of California, San Francisco
“Dr. Edward Green is a pioneer of the approach currently gaining favor for African HIV epidemics: discouraging multiple and concurrent partners and encouraging male circumcision. Broken Promises argues for an approach to AIDS that is more African as well as more evidence based.”
—Cedza Dlamini, Ubuntu Institute, South Africa
“Condoms used consistently and correctly do work effectively for couples in some countries, but condom marketing in Africa encourages earlier, riskier sex with more partners, increasing AIDS. Broken Promises explains that difficult but very important distinction.”
—Nick Danforth, Resident Scholar, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University
Harvard researcher Edward Green describes how Western ideology—fueled by political polarization and money—sabotaged the most successful AIDS program in history and inadvertently brought a holocaust to Africa. He calls for new emphasis on promoting fidelity—the only strategy (besides circumcision) proven to work there.