Article #96 The Sub-Saharan African Aids Epidemic: The Unanswered Questions

The Sub-Saharan African Aids epidemic that became prevalent in the 1980’s as it spread to the US was made public around the world via the media. But what really happened; was the real story even being told? Let’s examine the complicated facts in this compelling and heart wrenching story that changed the world forever.

Global AIDS: Myths and Facts

Community members in an Angolan AIDS/HIV outreach center are given financial and moral support and education in how to best deal with the illness. The attendees also learn how to protect themselves from the virus and how to cope with the death of loved ones from AIDS . (Photo Credit: USAID via Flickr)
Press Conference by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS on a breakthrough pricing agreement for HIV medicine. Speakers were: Michel Sidib, Executive Director, UNAIDS; Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, South Africa; and Lelio Marmora, Executive Director, Unitaid (Photo Credit: United Nations Media)
The eldest sister of a family of all children in Sweetwaters, South Africa, reads a book to her 7 brothers and sisters. The children’s parents were among the nearly 50 percent of people that died from HIV/AIDS in the area. (Photo Credit: Steve Evans via Flickr)