Piecing the Puzzle
The Genesis of AIDS Research in AfricaBook - 2012
In Piecing the Puzzle, journalist and documentary filmmaker Larry Krotz chronicles the fascinating history of the pioneering Kenyan, Canadian, Belgian, and American research team that uncovered HIV/AIDS in Kenya, their scientific breakthroughs and setbacks, and their exceptional thirty-year relationship that began a new era of global health collaboration.
For over 30 years, an international research team fighting HIV/AIDS in Kenya employed innovative techniques such as a public education program centered on promotion of male circumcision, and interviews with sex workers and their customers about their attitudes and sexual practices. Since 1992, author Krotz has been following the work of the international research team as a journalist and documentary filmmaker. In this account, he chronicles the Kenya project in the context of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, drawing heavily on interviews he conducted between 2009 and 2011 with members of the research team and others. The book contains b&w contemporary photos. It is distributed in the US by Michigan State University Press. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)