What’s Happening Now
In the beginning, major news outlets ignored the epidemic because it only struck marginal populations. After a brief window of concern, they have fallen into the same pattern.
Theories abound to explain the rise in infections among gay men, but, so far, no one has figured out what to do about it.
The possibility of an HIV ’super bug,’ whether circumcision helps prevent infection and the case of the HIV-free ’Berlin patient’ are still raising voices among scientists and activists.
We’ve learned a lot about HIV, but the one constant, among those infected or not, is that a condom prevents infection, reinfection and other potentially lethal STDs.
Globalization + emerging diseases + less money for research = a perfect storm for those infected with HIV.
Yes, there’s plenty to be done about prevention & treatment. But continuing research points to a someday of a vaccine & even cure for HIV.