Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor:
Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA;
Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia
Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Using African AIDS as a search term reveals
numerous Internet sites questioning the legitimacy of AIDS and HIV infection
estimates. International organizations have allegedly inflated African rates
by relying on faulty statistical modeling and HIV tests that yield a higher
number of false-positive results. Those of us working on AIDS research and
education efforts cannot understand why Africa is seemingly in denial and,
consequently, reluctant to embrace Western HIV prevention measures. As They See It is an attempt to bridge this gap by educating
Westerners about a developing African AIDS discourse that not only differs
significantly from Western thinking but also is a necessary foundation for
any policy or program implemented to combat African AIDS.
Waldner LK. African AIDS. JAMA. 2005;294(7):850-851. doi:10.1001/jama.294.7.850