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STD Explosion: The CDC Worries About a New Surge of AIDS Among Gay Men

The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is "extremely worried" that AIDS will surge back up among gay men. In a high-profile presentation to the most important annual aids science meeting -- the 7th Conference on Retroviruses and Oppo...

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The New Marshall Plan: Rallying Congress to Fight AIDS in Africa

In his 27 years as a member of congress, one of Ron Dellums's proudest achievements was steering through sanctions against South Africa's apartheid regime. But the devastation of apartheid is quickly being dwarfed by AIDS, a disease that last year al...

AIDS: The Agony of Africa -- Part Eight: Use What You Have

Gulu, Uganda -- It's four in the afternoon and Rose Ayo hasn't eaten yet. The 28-year-old mother of five eats only once a day, usually greens mixed with beans or maize meal. She has no job. Her family's food comes from farming a little plot of land a...

AIDS: The Agony of Africa -- Part Seven: Building a Movement on the Ruins of Apartheid

Kwamashu, South Africa -- It's a hot, gray Sunday afternoon in March, and the sprawling Durban train station is almost deserted -- hardly the best stage for an AIDS demonstration. Yet sitting on the floor is a small woman named Mercy Makhalemele, one...

AIDS: The Agony of Africa -- Part Six: Ending the Epidemic

Nairobi, Kenya -- In this city's Pumwani slum, everything seems inverted. Pumwani is one of the Kenyan capital's red-light districts, but the action happens during the day. After dark, it gets too dangerous even for prostitutes. Then there's the way ...

AIDS: The Agony of Africa -- Part Five: Death and the Second Sex

Harare, Zimbabwe and Nigeri Village, Kenya -- Sipewe Mhakeni used herbs from the Mugugudhu tree. After grinding the stem and leaf, she would mix just a pinch of the sand-colored powder with water, wrap it in a bit of nylon stocking, and insert it int...

AIDS: The Agony of Africa -- Part Four: The Virus, Past and Future

Franceville, Gabon -- Primatologist Caroline Tutin was boarding a flight from her home in Africa when a baby in toddler clothes and sunbonnet caught her eye. Then she did a "horrendous double-take." The baby was a chimpanzee. The animal's French owne...

AIDS: The Agony of Africa -- Part Three: Africa Responds

Insiza District, Zimbabwe -- Wilson was the hardest. He had been such a charmer, a flirt even, but then AIDS dulled his sparkle and confined him to his bed. That's when Sibongile Ndlovu increased her visits to every day, bringing him food and caring ...

South Africa

A Woman's Work: How HIV Caught Fire in South Africa (Part Two)

Hlabisa, South Africa -- Handsome, soft-spoken Bongani is one of 3.6 million people infected with HIV in South Africa, which has one of the world's fastest-growing AIDS epidemics. As a gold miner working 300 miles from his rural home, he is also part...

South Africa

All That Glitters: How HIV Caught Fire in South Africa (Part One)

Carletonville, South Africa -- Nomsa Mogweba got in the truck with her two children and rode along until the driver said she should get out. She didn't hitch another ride because she figured she was far enough away from the powerful member of the fam...