Nathan reads the pope a few words

I rant about the pope’s World AIDS day speech.

More with the truck drivers

From the Kaiser Daily report: Truck drivers in India soliciting commercial sex work while on the road are spreading HIV throughout their routes, the AP/Minneapolis Star Tribune reports (Mason, AP/Minneapolis Star Tribune, 11/29). India — where about 5.1 million HIV-positive people live, the second-highest number of any country in the world — has experienced more […]

AIDS and African militaries

At TPM Cafe, Anne-Marie Slaughter posts a note from a former student working in South Africa on AIDS Prevention. Estimates suggest 23% of the South African military is HIV+ and that 7 of 10 deaths in the military are AIDS-related. This may make it much harder for African militaries, the South African military in particular, […]

World AIDS Day 2005

Yesterday was World AIDS day and President Bush touted some of the early results of his $15bn, 5-year plan to combat AIDS in the developing world, known as PEPFAR (The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief). That plan has put nearly 400,000 HIV+ positive people on antiretroviral therapy. The Bush Administration is spending $2.8bn on […]