Sunday, August 3, 2008

"The future belongs to pharmaceuticals"

Helen Epstein, who wrote the good AIDS in Africa book I mentioned below, has an interesting piece in the LATimes today marking start of World Aids Conference

The bit about the promotional video suggesting that in the future, happy African teens will be accessing ARVs from school vending machines is a chiller!

Here's another one I just ran across by the Council on Foreign Relations' Laurie Garrett, one of the most respected global health writers around.

I think they both show the frustration that is developing over the idea that drugs, and only drugs, are the way forward against HIV.