Feature

AIDS is winning

The week's news at a glance.

Sydney

HIV is spreading too fast for treatment programs to keep up, AIDS experts said this week. The world’s top AIDS researchers told an international conference in Sydney that the disease is out of control in Africa and Asia. “For every one person that you put in therapy, six new people get infected,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “So we’re losing that game, the numbers game.” Fauci said effective methods of preventing transmission, such as condoms for the sexually active and disposable syringes for drug users, are available to less than 15 percent of the population in most developing countries. Worldwide, about 40 million people have HIV; that figure is expected to reach 60 million by 2015.

Recommended

What Ebrahim Raisi's election means for Iran, U.S.
Ebrahim Raisi.
U.S.-Iran relations

What Ebrahim Raisi's election means for Iran, U.S.

The Week contest: Booze rescue
Cans.
Feature

The Week contest: Booze rescue

Great Britain has its 1st Catholic prime minister. Surprise!
Boris Johnson, Carrie Symonds
Things that make you go hmmmmm...

Great Britain has its 1st Catholic prime minister. Surprise!

Biden suspends Trump's 25 percent tariff on Scotch whisky
Scotch
Slàinte mhath

Biden suspends Trump's 25 percent tariff on Scotch whisky

Most Popular

Victoria's Secret pivots to feminism
A model.
Picture of Jeva LangeJeva Lange

Victoria's Secret pivots to feminism

7 toons about the Dems' Joe Manchin problem
Political Cartoon.
Feature

7 toons about the Dems' Joe Manchin problem

Bernie Sanders wants to know if cannabis reporter is 'stoned' right now
Bernie Sanders.
Sounds dope

Bernie Sanders wants to know if cannabis reporter is 'stoned' right now