Marin author and physician Dr. Arthur J. Ammann presents Women, HIV, and the Church ($25.30). This book uses the megaphone of HIV to draw attention to the discrimination of women and violence against women worldwide and the continuing problem of intimate partner violence in developing countries but also in the United States. The book has several essays from other Bay Area authors as well as international authors who speak on behalf of women. Women, HIV, and the Church reinforces the call on the faith community to take action.
Dr. Arthur Ammann's career has spanned many fields including physician, researcher, activist, philanthropist and clinical professor. In 1982, Dr. Ammann described two of the three ways that HIV is transmitted, including the first cases of transmission of AIDS from mother to infant and the first blood transfusion associated AIDS patients. Dr. Ammann has been featured in media outlets from Time to Frontline.