Here's what politicians should understand about AIDS


Dr. Mark Wainberg writes that HIV/AIDS kills 5,000 people each day -- a body count far higher than the number of individuals who have died in recent military conflicts anywhere in the world, and also higher than the number of deaths attributable to any natural disaster in recent memory. Yet HIV/AIDS no longer receives the attention it once did. (Wainberg will co-chair the AIDS conference in Toronto beginning August 13.)