Concerning Africa, most of what most people think they know about AIDS in Africa is wrong. Here's a superb review of Helen Epstein's The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa that appeared in the New York Times a year ago. I only now read it and leave you with these teasers...
Studies have shown that Africans do not have more sex or more sex partners than people in other parts of the world.
A United Nations AIDS researcher ...wrongly concluded that an increase in condom use was responsible for the decrease of the H.I.V. rate in Uganda. In reality...the primary reason for the decline was completely different: substantial numbers of Ugandans had ended affairs and remained faithful to one partner.
Beatrice Were, a brave H.I.V.-positive activist in Uganda, articulates it best: “I am often asked whether there will ever be a cure for H.I.V./AIDS, and my answer is that there is already a cure...”