The United States should take a lesson from Africa in dealing with its AIDS epidemic.
The '08 Stop AIDS Platform is something that we must all take heed of: our next President must do more to stop the HIV/AIDS crisis. This conviction is what impelled this group of 15 youth AIDS activists to attend the Take Back America Conference in Washington, D.C. earlier this summer and "birddog" Barack Obama and John Edwards.
When it comes to AIDS policy, the Global South doesn't need charity or lectures about abstinence. Generic drugs and respecting women's rights are the way to go.
The recent South Asian tsunami??s devastation has already claimed at least 144,000 lives, caused countless injuries and wiped out entire villages. Concern now turns to the escalating death count caused by the spread of disease.