ISBN 9789970251490
Pages 336
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2012
Publisher Fountain Publishers, Uganda
Format Paperback

A Cure Too Far

The struggle to end HIV/AIDS

by Peter Mugyenyi

A Cure Too Far takes the reader back to the bleak time in Africa when doctors stood by helplessly and watched in horror as their distraught patients were hijacked by a ragtag army of cocky healers. It describes an obstacle-strewn struggle to stop peddlers of fake AIDS drugs and other detractors while trying to find a scientifically proven solution to alleviate the carnage. This story is informed by incredible personal accounts of individuals who played different roles in the war for survival, and of those who found the agony too much to bear, as the relentless scourge ripped apart thousands of years of cultural practices. Even when hope appeared in January 2003, through the President's Emergancy Programme for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a devastating financial crunch hit, threatening to undo all that had been achieved!

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About the Author

Peter Mugyenyi

One of the world’s foremost specialists in the field of HIV/AIDS, Professor Mugyenyi is a pediatrician by training. He was key in founding Uganda’s HIV/AIDS Joint Clinical Research Centre and establishing partnerships with other institutions throughout the world.

Although his reputation and expertise would allow him to find a position anywhere in the world, Professor Mugyenyi chose to remain in Kampala, where he feels his work has the most impact.

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