Posts by collery

African-American HIV: What’s Different About Africa if it’s Not All Down to Sex?

In an article about HIV in Botswana, Ntibinyane Ntib remarks on something I have always found hard to understand about the virus in high prevalence African countries; the issue of families and of several members…

Geopolitics Political Smokescreens and the Corporate Barebacking of Africa

English premier David Cameron played the homosexuality card to draw attention to his current flavor of British aid to Africa, but presumably to draw attention away from the fact that the actual amount of aid…

Healthcare Kristof on Poverty, Climate Change & Conflict: Birth Control is the Answer

Nicholas Kristof really knows how to pack the largest amount of conservatism into the one article. The presumptuousness of the title continues throughout the article, as well: ‘The Birth Control Solution’. Kristof holds the rather naive…

African-American AIDS is Still part of the Health Care Crisis

A paper by Egilman, Bird, Mora and Druar puts into perspective some of the most salient barriers to progress in reducing HIV transmission, especially in countries where rates are highest. The very title of the paper…

Healthcare Fruitful Discord At Lomborg’s Copenhagen Consensus Center?

Up to now, UNAIDS’ method of verifying their data has been the equivalent of printing out lots of copies of their reports and concluding that, because they all say the same thing, they must be…

African-American Wangari Maathai’s Awkward Questions About HIV Still Unanswered

Many have mourned the death of Wangari Maathai, a great Kenyan woman. But, while she was best known for her environmental advocacy, I would like to note her alleged unorthodox view of HIV. I don’t…

Healthcare Let Us Give Up Our Anti-Gay Prejudice, But Not Just Yet

What chills me most about the UK’s lifting of the ban on gay men donating blood is not the prejudice that lies behind such a ban, though that is shocking enough; it’s the fact that…

African-American Sexually Transmitted Infections Can Also Be Spread By Unsafe Healthcare

When patients are found to have been exposed to HIV or other viruses as a result of the care they received, so called ‘nosocomial’ infections, they are usually recalled for testing and treatment, as required. This…

Healthcare Bjorn Lomborg and a Bunch of Economists to Eradicate HIV?

When environmentalist reactionaries like Bjorn Lomborg use words such as ‘rethink’, I become suspicious. For him, rethinking climate change was to sell consultancy to some of the biggest contributors to global warming. So when he…

Healthcare Institutional Racism Rules at UNAIDS

The belief that generalized HIV epidemics, such as those found in some sub-Saharan African countries, originate from and are driven by extremely high levels of ‘unsafe’ sexual behavior has always been undermined by a number…

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