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HIV/AIDS and Global Health Governance: The Good, the Bad and the Alarming – by Peter Yu

December 5, 2013

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AIDS Ribbon Sculpture prototype

photo credit: Jayel Aheram via Flickr cc

The World AIDS Day was first observed 25 years ago on 1 December to raise awareness for this then-fatal disease. Since its discovery, HIV/AIDS has cost the lives of 25 million people worldwide. Another 30 million adults and 2.5 million children have been infected. If we count family members, loved ones and the numerous professionals and volunteers who have cared for the infected, HIV/AIDS has disturbed the lives of an incalculable number of individuals and communities from around the world.

Although reports about HIV/AIDS, especially those concerning the lack of access to antiretrovirals, tend to be depressing, recent years have seen some promising developments. This post will take stock of both the good and the bad in our continuous fight against HIV/AIDS. It will also draw key lessons from this fight and apply them to other global public health problems. […]

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