The 20th anniversary of the first diagnosis of HIV infection has come
and gone. So has the razzmatazz surrounding the UN General Assembly's Special
Session on AIDS in June. Headlines made when UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
appealed for the world to act on the global emergency AIDS represents have
been superseded by other events.
It's back to business as usual. Or is it?
It must not be. The AIDS crisis is as real now as a few months ago,
and it will continue to grow unless the world is constantly reminded of it
and plans to stem the epidemic are turned into action.
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