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View Resource Security Council Addresses AIDS in Africa

On Monday, Vice President Al Gore opened the first UN Security Council of the new century with the announcement of US intentions to focus the council's agenda for the next week on the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Part of a larger focus on Africa in general for the month-long tenure of the US chairship, this announcement marks the first time the Security Council has taken up a major world health...
View Resource International AIDS Conference Begins with Dire Projections, Political Controversy

The thirteenth annual International Conference on AIDS is being held this week in Durban, South Africa -- a nation in which one in five inhabitants are said to be infected with the AIDS virus. Controversy swirled around the conference's opening Sunday as keynote speaker, South African president Thabo Mbeki, failed to recant his suspicion expressed last week that HIV was not the determinant cause...
View Resource Africa: HIV/AIDS and Failed Development

This posting from the African Policy Information Center (APIC) contains an analysis of the two-way connection between HIV/AIDS and failed development, adapted for APIC from a longer paper produced for the United Nations Research Institute on Social Development (UNRISD, Geneva) by Joe Collins and Bill Rau. The paper's authors argue that "understanding or designing prevention AIDS programs in light...