Friday, February 02, 2007

Hindering hands

As previous perusers of this blog will know, I have a particular interest in the media coverage of AIDS and HIV, which seem to me to be diseases politicised like no others.

Tim's 'holidaying' in Kenya and Cameroon led me to the BBC's Africa news section, and I'd like to draw your attention to these articles.

On the Gambian president's cure claims...

On a setback in trials of an 'anti-AIDS' drug...


Blogger quietlybreathing said...

You'd have thought the BBC piece on the anti-HIV gel would have brought out the crucial point a bit more - ie rather than stopping women from contracting HIV, the gel meant that MORE women contracted HIV. Surely this is the worst outcome for an HIV study.

There is a lot of research going on into microbicidals that women could use to protect themselves against contracting HIV.

Bill Gates said at the international AIDS meeting last year: "A woman should never need her partner's permission to save her own life."

7:19 AM  

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