Edition 17: Staying Alive
Staying Alive goes to the heart of the human condition and the challenges of life and death. Epidemics and war make it a geopolitical issue as well as a personal one.
Twenty million people have died from AIDS globally. Many died because its management was hijacked by those who believed it was caused by sin, not a virus. , one of the architects of Australia's successful HIV/AIDS policy, passionately and persuasively argues that HIV can be eradicated within three generations. With political will, the lessons of successful HIV prevention can – and must – be applied globally. As the second phase of the pandemic looms in this region, this is an urgent plea.
Nor is heroism confined to the battlefield or the global stage: writers in this issue reflect on personal battles to stay alive, and explore the implications of death. But when it is time to die, Dr Frank Brennan describes how this can be done with dignity and grace.
Staying Alive puts personal dilemmas of survival in the context of the big picture, and maps out new and thought-provoking ways of thinking about the human condition.
Other writers include:
Peter Browne, Ian Townsend, Andrew Belk, Meera Atkinson, Bille Brown, Sarah Kanowski, John Docker, Michael Andrews, Simi Linton, Joanne Carroll, Helena Pastor, Virginia Lloyd, Joanna Mendelssohn, Jane Nicholls, Diego De Leo, Susan Varga and Michael Wilding.
Photo essay, "Ross Barber" by David Nielsen.
Book Details: RRP: $19.95 / Publication date: August 2007 / ISBN: 9780733321269 / Extent: 264 pp / Format: Paperback (234 x 153mm)
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- An idea whose time has come (Edition Introduction) Julianne Schultz
- Essay ( 6 )
- Memoir ( 7 )
- Reportage ( 5 )
- Fiction ( 2 )