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December 19, 2001

Neglected Diseases of Global Importance

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2001;286(23):2943-2944. doi:10.1001/jama.286.23.2940

To the Editor: We agree with Mr Folkers and Dr Fauci that the success of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome research over the last 2 decades shows what can be achieved if enough financial and human resources are provided.1 There was serious commitment from Western governments as well as major investments from the pharmaceutical industry that anticipated a hugely profitable market in developed countries.