And What of 'Never Again'?
'We are threatened with extinction.'
'Botswana president Festus Mogae on the nation's HIV prevalence rate, nearing 40%
History Repeats Itself
'Citizens of wealthy nations have closed their eyes to the growing pandemic because they imagine it as something happening far away to people so destitute and 'backward' that their lives are beyond hope in any case.'
'Jos' M. Zuniga, president of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
The Possibility of a Bold Future
'These operations are no longer experimental. Too many of them have been done successfully.'
'AIDS activist Larry Kramer, a liver transplant recipient, on insurance companies' labeling organ transplants as 'experimental' for HIV-positive people
Yet History Repeats Itself
'Given that medicine can turn AIDS from a death sentence into a chronic illness and reduce mother-to-child transmission, our withholding of treatment will appear to future historians as medieval, like bloodletting.'
'Former president Bill Clinton in a December 1 opinion piece in The New York TimesPlagues Don't Discriminate'
'People living throughout the world with HIV frequently face prejudice'and even physical violence'solely because they have had the misfortune of being infected with a virus.'
'Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
'But People Do
'The victims of this terrible disease are almost entirely caused by irresponsible behavior.'
'Conservative pundit Robert Novak, speaking about funding of international AIDS efforts, on the November 30 broadcast of CNN's The Capital GangStrong Words of Caution
'If we carry on doing as little as we are now, this [pandemic] will not peak until 2050 to 2060.'
'Richard Feachem, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
A Positive Outlook
'Victory over HIV/AIDS is fully within our reach, but only if we choose to engage the epidemic as the present danger it is.'
'Seth Berkley, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
Shortsightedness That Could Doom
'ProrateNIH was formed because of the outrageous inequities in research spending by the National Institutes of Health that favor AIDS over the 16 diseases killing more Americans than AIDS.'
'The introduction posted on the Web site www.proratenih.com, founded by California dentist Richard Darling