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US Policy and Public Health — AIDS in Africa

Event Ideas

The following is a list of resources that may be used for chapter meetings and events. Ideas range from book clubs to movie nights and from roundtable discussions to large events.

Books and Publications

  • Addressing Obstacles to HIV/AIDS Prevention in Africa : a Zimbabwean Case Study. By Matthew Dean Watson.

  • AIDS, Sexuality and Gender in Africa : Collective Strategies and Struggles in Tanzania and Zambia edited by Carolyn Baylies and Janet Bujra.

  • AIDS and Violent Conflict in Africa By Tim Docking.

  • AIDS: The Challenge for South Africa. By Alan Whiteside and Clem Sunter.

  • Confessions of an AIDS Victim By Carolyne Adalla.

  • Get All the Facts: HIV Does Not Cause AIDS By Mohammed Ali Al-Bayati

  • HIV/AIDS and Human Development in Africa. By Moses Dombo, Joe Muwonge and Don Brandt

  • HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Malawi and the Role of the Anglican Church. By Martin Mgeni.

  • Intensifying Action Against HIV/AIDS in Africa : Responding to a Development Crisis. World Bank Africa Regional Office

  • Koolaids By Rabih Alameddine.

  • Microfinance Strategies for HIV/AIDS Mitigation and Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa. By Amy McDonagh.

  • Rural Worker's Contribution to the Fight Against HIV/AIDS :A Framework for District and Community Action. By Dick Schapink.

  • The AIDS Handbook By John Hubley.

  • The Gifts of the Body By Rebecca Brown.

  • The Global Infectious Disease Threat and Its Implications for the United States Produced under the National Intelligence Council

  • The Global Threat of New and Reemerging Infectious Diseases: Reconciling U.S. National Security and Public Health Policy. By Jennifer Brower, Peter Chalk.

  • Waste Not Your Tears By Violet Kala.

  • Women Take Care : Gender, Race, and the Culture of AIDS. By Katie Hogan.

  • Zabela, My Wasted Life By Bento Sitoe.

Congressional Legislation

  • P.L. 106-264 Global AIDS and Tuberculosis Relief Act of 2000

  • P.L. 106-200 Trade and Development Act of 2000


  • AIDS in Africa A Global Battle's Missing Weapon
    by Richard Holbrooke and Richard Furman
    (February 2004)

  • South African Fight Against HIV/AIDS Gets Major Boost
    by Candace Freeman
    (February 2004)

  • Sex, not Unsafe Injections, Fuels AIDS in Africa
    (February 2004)

  • WHO unveils plans to treat 3 million
    by Keith Alcorn
    (December 2003)

  • AIDS Is Not a Death Sentence
    by William Jefferson Clinton
    (December 2002)

  • Statement by PhRMA President and CEO Alan F. Holmer on the Importance of Intellectual Property for Patients Worldwide
    (November 2002)

  • AIDS: Patent Rights Versus Patients' Rights
    by Pierre Chirac, Tido von Schoen-Angerer, Toby Kasper, Nathan Ford

  • Africans Outdo Americans in Following AIDS Therapy
    by Donald G. McNeil, Jr.
    (New York Times September 3, 2003)

  • Betraying the Sick in Africa
    by Editorial
    (New York Times September 4, 2003)

  • PanAfrica; Black Religious Leaders Join Africa Action in Demanding "Africa's Right to Health."
    by Africa Action
    (Africa News February 28, 2003)

  • New Aids Coalition To Lobby For Bush's $15-Billion Plan
    by Charles Cobb Jr
    ( March 28, 2003)

  • HIV/AIDS Trials in Developing Countries Must Clear High Hurdles
    by Myrna E. Watanabe
    (The Scientist January 27, 2003)

  • Let it be sexual: how health care transmission of AIDS in Africa was ignored
    by David Gisselquist, John J Potterat, Stuart Brody and Francois Vachon
    (International Journal of STD & AIDS March 2003)

  • Clinton: Countries must spend AIDS funds wisely
    by Michael Lasalandra
    (The Boston Herald, February 11, 2003)

  • U.S. blocks poorest countries' access to medicines
    by David Crane
    (Toronto Star February 11, 2003)

  • Africa's AIDS crisis gains urgency; Bush's $15 billion plan gets mixed reviews
    by Rob Hotakainen; Tom Ford; Staff Writers
    (Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) February 10, 2003)

  • The Truth About George Bush's Anti-AIDS Push
    by Kenneth Davidson
    (The Age (Melbourne) February 10, 2003)

  • President Seeks to Increase ADAP, Decrease Prevention Funding by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago
    (Press release February 5, 2003)

  • World running out of money for Aids battle: Experts were hoping for annual aid transfers of Dollars 10bn, but the money has already run out, reports Geoff Dyer
    by Geoff Dyer
    (Financial Times (London) February 5, 2003)

  • On AIDS, Bush Offers Compassion Message
    by Marie Cocco
    (Newsday (New York, NY) February 4, 2003)

  • Critics: $15B Spent Wrong Way; Bush AIDS plan meets resistance
    by Laurie Garrett
    (Newsday (New York, NY) February 1, 2003)

  • Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.; BIG SPENDING ON AIDS SEEN AS GO-IT-ALONE PLAN
    by John Donnelly
    (The Boston Globe January 30, 2003)

  • Abstinence Success in Uganda Resisted by AIDS Community
    by Douglas A. Sylva
    (Insight on the News December 31, 2002)

  • AIDS Is Not a Death Sentence
    by William Jefferson Clinton
    (The New York Times December 1, 2002)

  • AIDS Fund Falls Short of Goal and US is Given Some Blame
    by Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    (The New York Times February 13, 2002)

  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Background and Current Issues
    by Raymond W. Copson and Tiaji Salaam
    (CRS Report for Congress #RS21340; October 21, 2002)

  • Q: Are U.S. anti-AIDS drug makers being unfair to Africa? No: Killing the profit motive will slow down the creation of new anti-AIDS drugs
    by Naomi Lopez
    (Insight on the News November 13, 1999)


  • It's My Life- the life of Zackie Achmat - a leading AIDS activist in South Africa, who refuses to take anti-retroviral medicines until they are made available by the government in public hospitals and clinics.

  • A Closer Walk - This film depicts humankind's confrontation with the global
    AIDS epidemic.

  • The Color of Gold - In South Africa's President Steyn Gold Mine, 8000 men live in a compound next to the mine shaft in which they dig, far from their families.

  • Searching for Hawa's Secret - The story of the unlikely partnership between a Canadian microbiologist and a Kenyan prostitute in the scientific quest to find a vaccine for AIDS.

  • Our Friends at the Bank - Follows World Bank and International Monetary Fund decision-makers in Uganda, showing how top-level decisions are made in the field.

  • 6000 A Day - Account of a Catastrophe Foretold - The story of how the world's top decision-makers knowingly failed to prevent the spread of the AIDS epidemic.

  • Stepping Out - A look at gay life in South Africa.

  • Voices from the Front - the first feature-length documentary on AIDS activism in America, makes clear the emotional and political effects of community activism using the voices of those directly engaged.