First identified in 1981, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has shaped health policy, politics and medicine in the United States and throughout the world. International efforts have led to some breakthroughs but no simple answers in combating the virus.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s statement that condoms are an "improvisation, not a solution" in the fight against AIDS sparked debate Monday at the global AIDS conference in Bangkok. Continue reading
The United Nations and other organizations said Tuesday they will use their resources to help people in poor countries get AIDS drugs through agreements with generic drug manufacturers. Continue reading
Canada introduced legislation Thursday designed to allow companies to sell low-cost versions of expensive AIDS drugs to poor nations. Continue reading
The international response to AIDS will leave the United Nations’ prevention and treatment goals unmet unless efforts to combat the disease are significantly ramped up. Continue reading
Former President Bill Clinton and South African leader Nelson Mandela called on world leaders to recognize the AIDS epidemic as a threat to worldwide economic stability and peace at the closing ceremony of the 14th International AIDS Conference. Continue reading