When Silence Kills

When the richest man in the world announced 21/2 years ago that he would give away $100 million to fight AIDS in India, he might have expected thanks. Instead, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates was criticized by the government then in power in India for "spreading panic" and "completely inaccurate data" after he quoted much-cited predictions by the U.S.'s Central Intelligence Agency that the number of Indians infected with HIV and AIDS would top 20 million to 25 million by 2010. That trajectory would double today's global HIV/AIDS population and shift the epidemic's center from Africa to India. The Indian reaction to...

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