pa2243c.jpg Paul Lachine

Rethinking the Fight against HIV

HIV/AIDS remains a daily threat to millions, stunts development, and destroys far too many lives. With attention and financial support flagging, it is vital that we step up our fight against the disease by adding lessons from cost-benefit analysis to our arsenal.

COPENHAGEN – Thirty years ago, the world got its first inkling of impending catastrophe when five young gay men in Los Angeles were struck down by the illness that became known as HIV/AIDS. Today, the disease has a truly global impact, claiming 1.8 million lives annually – the equivalent of wiping out the population of Washington, DC, three times every year.