Plain and Simple
'The global fund is the best hope yet for the fight against AIDS'yet the president seems ready to let the fund down.'
'Paul Zeitz, executive director of the Global AIDS Alliance, on the reluctance of President Bush to commit financial support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Smoke and Mirrors?
'I've been asked whether or not we're committed to the Global AIDS Fund. Well, first of all, I wouldn't put Tommy [Thompson] as the head of it if we weren't.'
'President Bush, in announcing the election of Health and Human Services secretary Tommy Thompson as new board chairman of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Thompson was the only candidate for the position
Would Some Drano Help Out?
'The pipeline of new antiretrovirals is fuller than it has been for a long time. It's a bumper crop.'
'John Mellors of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine on data regarding new anti-HIV medications presented at the 10th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, held in February in Boston
A Cry for Help
'If I'm walking down the street, I don't want somebody to look at me and say, 'He's HIV-infected.' '
'Peter Anderson, a 54-year-old HIV-positive Los Angeles man, on why he chooses to have silicone injections to combat facial lipoatrophy
The Fly in the Ointment
'A time bomb.'
'Marvin Rappoport, a Beverly Hills dermatologist, on silicone injections, which can lead to long-term complications and further disfigurement
Eh'Yeah, We're Gettin' There
'Even though therapy is not perfect, it's working.'
'Amanda Mocroft of the Royal Free and University College Medical School in London on data presented at the 10th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, held in February in Boston, showing that anti-HIV drugs continue to work well and their benefits aren't exhausted
We've Got a Long Way to Go, Baby
'Ronald Valdiserri, deputy director of the National Center for HIV, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention, on new data showing that reported U.S. AIDS cases are rising for the first time since 1993
Clear and Present Danger
'The national security dimension of the virus is plain. It can undermine economic growth, exacerbate social tensions, diminish military preparedness, create huge social welfare costs, and weaken already beleaguered states.'
'Central Intelligence Agency director George Tenet on the global security risks created by the AIDS pandemic
Can You Hear Me Now?
'This crisis is of unimaginable proportions, and our history and our character as a nation obligates us to mobilize [as] quickly and comprehensively as possible.'
'The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in a statement calling for greater U.S. funding for international AIDS efforts
Boys and Their Toys
'Even as we go about fighting terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, we urge you to commit your administration to reversing the terrible tide of HIV.'
'A group of more than 100 AIDS experts, researchers, and physicians in a letter to President Bush calling for new initiatives to fight HIV at home and overseas