Yes, it's sad that despite the years of research and millions of dollars spent, there's no AIDS cure and there's no preventive vaccine; but saddest yet would be to ignore the real possibility for real control of AIDS in the foreseeable future.
The 18th International AIDS Conference kicks off this week here in Vienna. Twenty-five thousand people are expected to attend sessions focused on the latest in HIV science, policy and programs. The theme? "Rights Here, Right Now."
When the US, the UK, or the Global Fund support NGOs to take on AIDS education, the contracts should be two-way agreements; you do the HIV prevention, and we watch your back and help protect you from those who might be angered.