Africa’s Avoidable AIDS Crisis

Africa has made great strides over the past decade in providing life-saving treatment to HIV patients. But there is a new and growing danger that these advances might not be sustained, owing to high demand and dwindling financial support.

NEW YORK – At Uganda’s largest AIDS clinic, I recently witnessed a remarkable celebration of life. The performers were a troupe of young African singers, drummers and dancers, ranging in age from roughly eight to 28. Rarely have I been so profoundly moved.

            “This is a land,” they sang,

            “Where beautiful people

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