Purple Is The Color Of The Future

Mullan, Fitzhugh
May 2002
Health Affairs;May/Jun2002, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p215
Academic Journal
Although HIV/AIDS first erupted in North America and Europe, the virus has spread inexorably to the less developed nations of the world, reaching pandemic proportions in some parts of Africa and threatening massive human devastation in Asia. With antiretroviral drugs priced well beyond the budgets of most nations and individuals and without an AIDS vaccine, behavior modification is virtually the only variable that offers hope for saving life and blunting the epidemic. Physician/writer Fitzhugh Mullan describes the creative determination of a nationwide South African teen AIDS prevention program whose goal is nothing short of saving millions of lives over the next few years. Returns are not yet in, but if hustle and drive count for anything, lives should be spared. China specialist and writer Kyna Rubin provides a window on the coming epidemic in the world's largest country. She visits Chinese gays in Beijing and a U.S. expatriate who gives them safe haven from a government and society that have been reluctant to accept difference and to address a "foreign" disease.


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