From rabble.ca – Our squeamishness over world’s greatest plague


What’s the problem here? Are we squeamish? Are we saying that because, in our society, AIDS is more prevalent among promiscuous gay men and intravenous drug users, it’s universally a “self-inflicted” disease — victimized Third World women and all?

>by Ralph Surette
August 25, 2006

A group of activists caught some attention at last week’s AIDS conference in Toronto by protesting that the attention was too much on “celebrities” — Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Richard Gere — rather than on the specifics of the disease and its effects.

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