Thursday, April 06, 2006

AIDS overstated in Africa!

from Slate...
The WP fronts research showing that while AIDS has devastated southern Africa, there have been far fewer infections across the continent as a whole than the U.N. has long estimated. The earlier numbers, says the Post, were "skewed in favor of young, sexually active women in the urban areas that had prenatal clinics." Analysts also blamed structural biases at the U.N., which has both tried to measure HIV rates and raise money for treatment. "They were not predisposed, let's put it that way, to weigh the counterevidence," said one specialist. "They were looking to generate big bucks."
Southern Africa is still screwed, but Oceania really may have the first state failure attributable to Ukimwi.

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