Tinderbox : How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It

by Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin

Just a few months ago, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a leading firebrand of the global AIDS movement, Stephen Lewis, said at a conference that the money given to Africa by the U.S. global AIDS initiative called PEPFAR and by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria amounted to “partial reparations” to the continent. Africa, he noted, was giving the world thousands of health-care workers whom it had educated, saving the West billions of dollars annually.