AIDS: THE GLOBAL EPIDEMIC

AIDS IS TIGHTENING ITS GRIP ON THE DEVELOPING WORLD-- WHERE THE COSTLY NEW DRUGS WON'T DO MUCH GOOD AT ALL

While researchers were celebrating the latest AIDS advances in Vancouver this summer, Rosemary Omuga had other things on her mind. Since testing positive for HIV in 1992, the Kenyan mother of four has lost both her job as a midwife and her home. Today she barely earns enough to keep her children alive and cover her $12 monthly rent on a tin-roof shack in one of Nairobi's most fetid slums. Treating her illness is low on her list of priorities. In a good week, when she gets paid to give talks about AIDS to employees of the local railway company, she...

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