"Lewis warns of 'carnage' if AIDS vaccine not found"
I was a teenager in the 1980's. AIDS was on everybody's lips and minds then. THe idea of a vaccine was whispered as a faint hope. Who talks about AIDS now? Where is the public outcry that led to the creation of the massive AIDS quilt? Has HIV/AIDS fallen prey to the 'flavour of the month (or year or decade)' phenomenon?
IN the midst of the war on terror what other chances to save thousands of lives that are now in jeopardy are being lost in the attempt to save lives that may, someday, somewhere, be in jeopardy?
20 years ago AIDS was seen as a public health crisis of the highest proportions. COndom use was widely taught and encouraged, even to the point where schools were installing dispensers in washrooms. NOw, despite the epidemic in Africa, it hardly even makes the news. NOw the US government introduces measures that work against the promotion of "safer sex" in its attempt to promote its moral ideals. What's wrong with this picture?