Elizabeth Pisani

The making of an Epidemic


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Elizabeth Pisani is Director of Ternyata Ltd, a public health consultancy, and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Policy Institute, King’s College London. Back in the mists of time, Elizabeth Pisani helped UNAIDS and many Asian governments to develop HIV and behavioural surveillance systems. For 15 years she worked with Chinese sex workers, Indonesian transgenders, Vietnamese scientists and many others to track the epidemic and to improve prevention efforts. Her book The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS describes the deliberate fabrication of the AIDS industry. Based in London, she now works on antimicrobial resistance and other fun things.