No Time to Lose
When Peter Piot was in medical school, a professor warned, There's no future in infectious diseases. They've all been solved. Fortunately, Piot ignored him, and the result has been an exceptional, adventure-filled career. In the 1970s, as a young man, Piot was sent to Central Africa as part of a team… More »
When Peter Piot was in medical school, a professor warned, There's no future in infectious diseases. They've all been solved. Fortunately, Piot ignored him, and the result has been an exceptional, adventure-filled career. In the 1970s, as a young man, Piot was sent to Central Africa as part of a team tasked with identifying a grisly new virus. Crossing into the quarantine zone on the most dangerous missions, he studied local customs to determine how this disease-the Ebola virus-was spreading. Later, Piot found himself in the field again when another mysterious epidemic broke out: AIDS. He traveled throughout Africa, leading the first international AIDS initiatives there. Then, as founder and director of UNAIDS, he negotiated policies with leaders from Fidel Castro to Thabo Mbeki and helped turn the tide of the epidemic. Candid and engrossing, No Time to Lose captures the urgency and excitement of being on the front lines in the fight against today's deadliest diseases.« Less
A blue flask of virus -- Adventure at last -- The mission in Yambuku -- Ebola -- A pseudo outbreak and a helicopter -- The big team -- From Ebola to sex and the transmission of infection -- America and back -- Nairobi -- A new epidemic -- Project SIDA -- Yambuku one more time -- The unfolding of an epidemic -- Changing of the guard -- An international bureaucrat -- Sharks in the water -- Getting the basics right -- The lesson of the chameleon/bringing together the brilliant coalition -- The tipping point -- The price of life -- A war chest for AIDS -- An unfinished agenda.
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