The United States now spends more in Iraq in a month that the entire world spends on fighting AIDS in a year. Have we reached the point where the terror of AIDS is no match for the war against terror?
If the United Nations is to keep its promise to grant people with AIDS universal
access to treatment by 2010, it will be because activists are holding
world leaders accountable.
Thanks to the fear tactics advocated by the Bush Administration and abetted by many health activists, gay and bisexual men have been engaged in a one-sided conversation about safe sex--all death and no life. Isn't a sex-positive approach more realistic?
Despite its controversy, World AIDS Day has demonstrated how vast and global the AIDS movement has gone. While the extent of AIDS advocacy was not as far-reaching then, in 1987 a burgeoning movement of health care practitioners and gay activists battled the FDA's questionable policies on AIDS drugs experimentation, which included excluding women and i.v. users from drug trials.
When John G. Roberts Jr. counseled President Ronald
Reagan on AIDS policies, did he willfully perpetuate the myth that AIDS
can be spread by casual contact?
America remains unprepared for a possible avian flu
Brazil defies Bush's AIDS policy.
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From its inception, the AIDS pandemic has generated extraordinary expressions of sadness and anger. The sadness is easy to understand.
It's been four years since the International AIDS Conference was first held in the developing world, in Durban, South Africa, and activists' demand for universal treatment access was catapulted o