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The Elephant/Africa Uncensored in conversation with Dr. Adia Benton, an Associate Professor of cultural anthropology at the Northwestern University, USA. Dr. Benton specialises in global health, biomedicine, development, humanitarianism, political economy, race, gender, sports, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, USA. She is the author of the award-winning book HIV Exceptionalism: Development through Disease in Sierra Leone (University of Minnesota, 2015), that explores the treatment of AIDS as an exceptional disease and the recognition and care that this takes away from other diseases and public health challenges in poor countries.