AIDS is winning
The week's news at a glance.
HIV is spreading too fast for treatment programs to keep up, AIDS experts said this week. The worlds 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 were 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.