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This page provides an index to news stories about HIV, AIDS and related subjects, either written by Elizabeth Pisani, or quoting her. These stories are from the mainstream news media. For Elizabeth's scientific and tecnical publications, please click here.

The Plague is Over. Let's Party!
Prospect, June 2008
As HIV treatment renders AIDS all but invisible in rich countries, risk behaviour is on the rise again. In Britain's gay community, a generation of "survivors" are heaving sighs of relief and throwing away the condoms. Young men who have never seen AIDS are more likely than ever to be exposed to HIV. That's a worry for public health authorities and taxpayers as well as for gay men.

The Unspoken Truth About AIDS
Sunday Times, May 4, 2008
We know what to do about HIV, we know how to do it, and we've got the tools and the money wee need. And still we're not doing it. This article looks at why that should be. It concludes that political cowardice and political correctness both stand in the way of stamping out the epidemic. And lots of people are making good money out of bad prevention.

Sex bomb
The Economist, 04 October 2001
How often do Asian women have sex, and with whom? This sort of question is too indelicate to be asked in public, but it will be hotly debated in the corridors at the sixth international congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, due to open in Melbourne on October 5th....

Back to the bottle?
The Economist, 05 February 1989
Multinational food companies have long been under attack for pushing milk powder at mothers who do not need it and cannot afford it. But the anti-bottlefeeding lobby is now in a quandary. Evidence is growing that around half the 3.8m children infected with HIV contracted the infection at their mothers' breast....

Seriel killer at large
The Economist, 05 February 1989
"Don't worry about the elections, all the voters will be dead." So read a placard carried by a striking nurse during Kenya's recent election campaign. The country's long-neglected AIDS epidemic means that her prediction will be on the way to becoming true by the time of the next vote, due five years from now....

To snip or not to snip
The Economist, 25 November 1999
NAIROBI - Circumcision usually depends on religion, tribe or culture. Now it seems likely that the loss of a small flap of skin can help prevent the loss of life from AIDS. But this conclusion is far less simple than it might seem...

The AIDS time bomb.
Asia Times, 12 June 1996, 1740 words
Buddhist monk Phal Houn works in a growth industry - he claims he can cure AIDS. But he and others unwilling or unable to grasp the reality of the country's commercial sex culture will make matters even worse in Cambodia, where the AIDS ...

Condoms and sex education
Asia Times, 12 June 1996, 939 words
Warm cinnamon. Cool citrus. Passion fruit. These new flavors will hit the Cambodian market any day - and they will increase consumers choice not of chewing gum or soft drink but of condoms. "Condoms - lots and lots of condoms. In the short ...

Reuters News, 22 July 1988, 404 words
NEW DELHI, July 22, Reuter - Indian welfare officials on Friday announced plans to create hostels for the children of prostitutes to shelter them from a world of crime. ...

Reuters News, 4 May 1988, 897 words
HONG KONG, May 4, Reuter - Young women in evening dress drive patrons in a replica vintage car around the huge dance floor, but behind the pink and gold opulence of Club Volvo lies a hard-nosed world fired more by dollars than pleasure. ...

Shaking societies out of their desire for sons through choice, not laws.
Asia Times, 3 April 1997, 1576 words
After four and a half years of squabbling over the issue, India has finally decided to outlaw the abortion of healthy fetuses just because they are girls. ...

News stories quoting Elizabeth Pisani
Nation takes solid step against HIV  
The Jakarta Post, 20 February 2005, 1193 words
Daniel (not his real name), started using drugs when he was in high school, frequently sharing needles with his friends to inject the drugs to which he had grown addicted.

Prison Drug Use,Unsafe Sex Fueling Asia AIDS Epidemic
Dow Jones International News, 15:39, 1 December 2004, 534 words
JAKARTA (AP)--Unprotected sex and rampant drug use in Asia's overcrowded and run-down prisons is fueling the AIDS epidemic in the region, and governments have been slow to recognize the threat, activists say.

Condoms use still a major challenge to prevention HIV  
The Jakarta Post, 29 November 2004, 460 words
Despite continuous campaigning, awareness among high-risk groups of the benefit of using condoms remains a cause for concern among activists fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS here.

Drugs -- A New Menace: Indonesia was once relatively free of hard drugs; But over the past decade, heroin use has mushroomed; Government and society are ill-equipped to cope
Far Eastern Economic Review, 19 August 2004, 1594 words
AT 27, Rodiyah Sahuddin doesn't have long to live. Diagnosed HIV-positive and racked by hepatitis C and tuberculosis, Rodiyah -- who has a seven-year-old daughter -- sits pop-eyed and emaciated on her Jakarta hospital bed. Beads of sweat ...

AIDS: A Special Report -- Asia's Wasted Lives --- Asia is in Denial: The region's governments believe HIV/Aids is under control; They couldn't be more wrong
Far Eastern Economic Review, 15 July 2004, 1612 words
A volatile mix of emerging and established risks threatens to transform Asia's current HIV/Aids epidemic into a full-blown pandemic in the near future. A dangerous sense of complacency and a deeply ingrained social stigma surrounding the ...

India grapples with growing AIDS crisis.
Reuters News, 09:31, 11 July 2004, 916 words
CALCUTTA, India, July 11 (Reuters) - Radha Singh was just 15 when she was forced to become a prostitute after her parents died. Today, the 40-year-old mother of two says nothing fazes her any more after 25 years in Calcutta's red light ...

Risky Business: In Indonesia, AIDS Education Clashes With Islam --- As Disease Rapidly Spreads, Fundamentalist Clerics Stifle Safe-Sex Message --- Actress's Provocative New Role
The Wall Street Journal, 25 March 2004, 1949 words
JAKARTA -- When Indonesian movie star Nurul Arifin speaks to community groups about HIV and AIDS, she aims to shock: She slips a condom over a prosthetic penis and explains in slang-laced language why people need to protect themselves ...

High-risk behavior spurs RI's AIDS rate
The Jakarta Post, 1 December 2003, 696 words
As the globe commemorates World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, Indonesia's response continues to remain dangerously slow while millions of its people continue to obliviously engage in high risk behavior.

Disease Spread Faster Than the Word; Uninformed Rural Kenyans Try to Make Up for Lost Time
The Washington Post, 7 July 2000, 3898 words
MASOGO, Kenya -- Last of three articles Andrecus Miruka was a son of the lake. Born in his father's house not 20 miles from Lake Victoria, he spent the years before the plague aboard a steamship, ferrying freight across the heart of Africa ...

ANALYSIS-Catastrophe of AIDS in Africa still unfolding.
Reuters News, 20:26, 11 May 2000, 634 words
NAIROBI, May 11 (Reuters) - AIDS has killed 11 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, left eight million children orphaned and will wipe out a quarter of the region's population in the next 20 years. ...


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