Perhaps I am being fastidious here but this sentence rubs me the wrong way, “Even in many of the most developed African Nations, large numbers of well-educated adults-teachers, business people, and government officials—also have the HIV virus”. They (the authors; Schwartz, Leyden, Hyatt) mention this as the most disturbing point of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. Surly the fact that one third of all 15-year-olds diagnosed with HIV is reason enough to call for political action in Africa. Right? I mean I wasn’t aware that my Berkeley education would immunize me against AIDS too! Of course it doesn’t but to someone thinking statistically maybe it does or appears to do so. It’s tragic because I think Schwartz, Leyden, and Hyatt wanted to show us how compassionate they could be but they failed.
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