The first postmodern pandemic: 25 years of HIV/ AIDS

  title={The first postmodern pandemic: 25 years of HIV/ AIDS},
  author={Lars Olof Kallings},
  journal={Journal of Internal Medicine},
  • L. Kallings
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Internal Medicine
Science responded to the challenge of AIDS by rapidly identifying aetiology, describing pathogenesis and transmission routes, and developing diagnostic tests and treatment. However, this did not prevent the global spread of HIV, with 25 million fatal cases so far, another 33 million infected, and disastrous socioeconomic and demographic consequences. In spite of unprecedented political attention and financial resources, the response is falling further behind the growth of the epidemic. This is… 
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