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When Edwin Cameron announced to a stunned local and international media that he – one of South Africa’s most prominent citizens - was himself living with the virus cutting swathes through the population of the continent, the impact was immediate. In Witness to AIDS, Edwin Cameron’s compelling memoir, he grapples with the meaning of HIV/AIDS: for him as he confronts the pos ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 7th 2005 by I. B. Tauris (first published 2005)
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Alina
Mar 15, 2012 Alina rated it really liked it
AIDS Denialism—An African Perspective
By Alina Oswald

Article originally published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine


“AIDS is a disease. It is an infection, a syndrome, an illness, a disorder, a condition threatening to human life. It is an epidemic—a social crisis, an economic catastrophe, a political challenge, a human disaster,” Justice Edwin Cameron reads from his new book, Witness to AIDS, at the LGBT Center in New York City.
Called by some members of the audience “a beacon of i
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Oct 26, 2015 Jenny rated it really liked it
Edwin Cameron recently gave a speech in Seattle. I wasn't able to attend, due to a scheduling conflict, but it did give me the impetus to re-read "Witness to AIDS." He has a remarkable story.
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Fantastic!
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Candid, insightful and forthright. Excellent read for anyone interested in the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
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Edwin Cameron is a South African Rhodes scholar and current Constitutional Court justice. Cameron served on the Supreme Court of Appeal from 2000 to 2008, and was the first senior South African official to state publicly that he was living with HIV/AIDS. He was inspired in this by the stoning and stabbing to death of Gugu Dlamini after her admission on Zulu-language radio that she was HIV positive ...more
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