The New York Times took a close look at the fight against AIDS in Uganda this week and found "the war on AIDS is falling apart." For the first time, clinics in Uganda are turning people away, telling them there simply aren't enough money and resources to provide the medicines they need to stay alive. NYT reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. found that donor interest is evaporating, leaving leaders in the AIDS war desperate and devastated.
Sadly, the need for AIDS treatments continues to grow, with the number of new infections outpacing the number of people who die from the disease each year. We still have no cure.