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A History of the African AIDS epidemic.
  1. David A Lewis
  1. NationalInstitute of Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa;davidl@nicd.ac.za

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    By John Iliffe, Oxford: James Currey Publishers, 2006, pp 208; £14.95. ISBN 0-85255-890-2.

    Why has Africa a uniquely terrible HIV/AIDS epidemic? This was the question posed most provocatively by President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa and reiterated by John Iliffe on the opening page of this book. In the course of the 159 pages that follow, Iliffe attempts to answer it using a historical approach. His …

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