Progress and setbacks in AIDS battle

by Duncan Kennedy

As her t-shirt indicates, this Kenyan woman is taking anti-retroviral therapy.  US funding through PEPFAR (the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) has supplied funding for 1.73 million people throughout the developing world, including Kenya. Photo: Waweru Mugo/IRIN

It is hard to believe that the world has been living with the Aids epidemic for a quarter of a century.As 20,000 delegates meet in Mexico City for the 17th International Aids Conference, there is much progress to report, but some setbacks, too.