The island is hoping its leadership in public health, medicine, and biomedical research will transform its economic situation and global status.
But the process may take months, pending Congressional approval.
The friend of an HIV-positive man jailed in Singapore argues that governments have a duty to protect people living with HIV from stigma and unfair criminal prosecution.
"As we observe this Pride season," writes international HIV advocate George Ayala, "let's embrace human rights and gender equity as inherently critical prerequisites to ending the AIDS pandemic."
"At this year's International AIDS Conference ... we witnessed several pivotal developments in the global HIV response," Sean Hosein writes. "We also saw some setbacks in our efforts to prevent infections and improve the lives of people living with H...