Pisani documents her travels and entrance into the world of “sex and drugs” as she puts it to find out about the spread of HIV through the late 1990s. The story moves quickly and her writing style is enjoyable. Her perspective is pragmatic and how she writes about “whipping up” the case for HIV to get funding from the rich countries and the difficulties in getting accurate results in developing countries. There is lots of content mixed in with great stories about the sex habits in Indonesia, Singapore, among other places.
Enjoyable read considering I know nothing about epidemialogy. Hope to get it again from the library soon and finish it off.