Monday, August 14, 2006

More on AIDS

Blessings to Bill and Melinda Gates for putting prevention squarely on the agenda of the 16th International AIDS Conference last night.

In his opening address, Bill Gates said, "Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable." Melinda Gates talked about "proven effective approaches -- condoms, clean needles, education, and testing" and urged participants to make sex workers "critical allies in the fight to end AIDS."

That's called speaking truth to power.

It's not the message that the U.S. government is giving to the world. I'm glad that someone from the U.S. did and could.

Treatment without prevention is also immoral.
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