Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Piot, Peter, 1949-

Title No time to lose : a life in pursuit of deadly viruses / Peter Piot with Ruth Marshall.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  616.91 PIOT    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  616.91 PIOT    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  616.91 PIO    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  616.9 PIO    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B PIOT, PETER    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  616.91 PIOT    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  616.91 PIO    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  616.91 PIOT    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  616.91 PIOT    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  614.4 PI    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 387 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents A blue flask of virus -- Adventure at last -- The mission in Yambuku -- Ebola -- A pseudo outbreak and a helicopter -- The big team -- From Ebola to sex and the transmission of infection -- America and back -- Nairobi -- A new epidemic -- Project SIDA -- Yambuku one more time -- The unfolding of an epidemic -- Changing of the guard -- An international bureaucrat -- Sharks in the water -- Getting the basics right -- The lesson of the chameleon/bringing together the brilliant coalition -- The tipping point -- The price of life -- A war chest for AIDS -- An unfinished agenda.
Summary When Peter Piot was in medical school, a professor warned, "There's no future in infectious diseases. They've all been solved." Fortunately, Piot ignored him, and the result has been an exceptional, adventure-filled career. In the 1970s, as a young man, Piot was sent to Central Africa as part of a team tasked with identifying a grisly new virus. Crossing into the quarantine zone on the most dangerous missions, he studied local customs to determine how this disease--the Ebola virus--was spreading. Later, Piot found himself in the field again when another mysterious epidemic broke out: AIDS. He traveled throughout Africa, leading the first international AIDS initiatives there. Then, as founder and director of UNAIDS, he negotiated policies with leaders from Fidel Castro to Thabo Mbeki and helped turn the tide of the epidemic. Candid and engrossing, No Time to Lose captures the urgency and excitement of being on the front lines in the fight against today's deadliest diseases.
Subject Piot, Peter, 1949-
Diagnostic microbiology.
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
Communicable diseases -- Treatment.
Communicable diseases -- Africa.
Medical virology.
Ebola virus disease -- History.
AIDS (Disease) -- History.
Piot, Peter, 1949-
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
Virology -- Belgium -- Autobiography.
Virology -- England -- Autobiography.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- history -- Belgium.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- history -- England.
Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola -- history -- Belgium.
Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola -- history -- England.
History, 20th Century -- Belgium.
History, 20th Century -- England.
History, 21st Century -- Belgium.
History, 21st Century -- England.
International Cooperation -- Belgium -- Autobiography.
International Cooperation -- England -- Autobiography.
Added Author Marshall, Ruth, 1961-
Note Life in pursuit of deadly viruses
ISBN 9780393063165 hardback $28.95
039306316X hardback
Add a Review