Dr. Art Ammann - Women, HIV & the Church

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 7:00pm
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.
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
94925 Corte Madera
Women, HIV, and the Church: In Search of Refuge Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620322789
Availability: Special Order
Published: Cascade Books - September 24th, 2012

Synopsis: As the world watched the biggest global epidemic in history evolve, many anticipated that Christians would embrace those who were affected just as Jesus during his time embraced those who were sick and dying. Mostly, the Christian church stood back and observed. Sometimes Christians responded with stigma and discrimination.