Newsday Examines International Efforts to Halt Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
In part seven of its "AIDS at 20" series, Newsday examines the international response to HIV/AIDS, particularly in Africa. The article cites last summer's International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, as a "turning point" in the international community's efforts to fight HIV/AIDS that created the "momentum" leading to both U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's call for a global AIDS fund and a special three-day session of the U.N. General Assembly on AIDS later this month. The article also examines the impact and controversy of globalization in treating the epidemic, including patent protections and intellectual property disputes surrounding the purchase, manufacture and distribution of HIV medications (Garrett, Newsday, 6/17). To read the full article, click here. For an index of Newsday's "AIDS at 20" series, click here. Please note that this link is available to Web readers only.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.