A Model for Fighting AIDS

Cristol, Hope
November 2003
Futurist;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p11
Discusses the efforts of several governments to fight against AIDS. Way Brazil's government took the AIDS threat; Reason that governments in AIDS-plagued Cambodia, Thailand, Nigeria, China and India are conflicted about how to handle the disease; Prevention strategy announced by the U.S.


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