Elizabeth Pisani

Sex, drugs and HIV — let's get rational

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Filmed Jan 2010 at TED2010
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Armed with bracing logic, wit and her "public-health nerd" glasses, Elizabeth Pisani reveals the myriad of inconsistencies in today's political systems that prevent our dollars from effectively fighting the spread of HIV. Her research with at-risk populations — from junkies in prison to sex workers on the street in Cambodia — demonstrates the sometimes counter-intuitive measures that could stall the spread of this devastating disease.

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In Elizabeth Pisani's latest book, she explores the "improbable nation" of Indonesia.  Full bio.

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