- Elizabeth Pisani
- Epidemiologist & Director, Ternyata
- Speaking at TED2010
- February 2010
- Long Beach, CA
Sex, drugs and HIV -- let's get rational: 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.