The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS
'[A] rollicking, eye-opening, hilarious account of the underbelly of international AIDS research ... Forget everything you've ever gleaned from boilerplate stories about AIDS research: The Wisdom of Whores vibrates with "I've been there" authenticity' Philadelphia Enquirer 'An absorbing read - Her book has freshness, charm and innocence, reminding us of the core elements that remain at the heart of this epidemic' Independent '[A] wonderful book on the salamagundi of money, politics, hypocrisy and obduracy (or possibly just plain stupidity) in what she calls the business of AidsA"' Telegraph 'A beguilingly rigorous expose - engaging, well written and entertaining' Times 'A major book' Daily Telegraph 'Pisani packs quite a punch. Her book - ignited a mini-firestorm of controversy - It exploded several prevalent myths about the diseases' Irish Sunday Independent
Elizabeth Pisani studied Chinese at Oxford before working as a foreign correspondent for Reuters, the Economist and the Asia Times. She has an MSc in Medical Demography and a PHD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. She has worked in the field of HIV prevention for a decade, for organisations including UNAIDS, WHO and Family Health International.