The global history of HIV and AIDS

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60% increase in estimated AIDS cases worldwide; Mounting concern for epidemic in Asia
From World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations, 1 November 1995. In parts of Asia today, HIV is spreading as fast as it did in Africa a decade ago. If effective HIV prevention programs are not put in place, Asia will overtake Africa by the mid to late 1990s in terms of the number of newly infected people per year.
Aids: The Poor Person’s Epidemic
By Jacky Delorme, ICFTU Online..., 1 December 1998. While hundreds of thousands of patients are now getting better, 95% of infected people will die in a relatively short space of time because they have not received even the most fundamental treatment. Their problem: being poor, in a poor country.
Aids: The Fear Syndrome
ICFTU Online. . ., 1 April 2000. AIDS is the invisible killer which feeds on poverty, war, and societies in economic crisis. One of the best forms of controlling it is being blocked by the greed of the multinational pharmaceutical companies. Poverty engenders AIDS which engenders further poverty.
2000 UNAIDS Theme Gender Biased, Say Women Activists
By Marwaan Macan-Markar, IPS, 19 March 2000. Women health activists in India have criticised the theme for this year’s U.N. global campaign to combat AIDS, charging that it is gender biased. By highlighting the role of men and their issues, it may result in women getting further marginalised.
Remarks of Cuban Vice President Carlos Lage
At the United Nations International Meeging on AIDS, 28 June 2001. Donations and goodwill to help calm the pain and suffering are welcome and gratefully received but they are not the solutions to humanity’s problems; what we need is justice and solidarity. Cuba—s successes.
UN Special Session on HIV/AIDS in New York: UN Declaration calls for fighting HIV/AIDS in the workplace
ICFTU Online..., 29 June 2001. Landmark U.N. document views HIV/AIDS not only as a medical issue, but as a threat to political stability, economic growth and human rights. The ICFTU and ACL-CIO contribution to the Declaration. The workplace as a focus of action.