More energy, money and international attention is now being focused on HIV and AIDS than on any other global public health issue. A pandemic that was being quietly forgotten by the global community only three years ago has hurtled up ational and international policy agendas.
Panos has been chronicling and providing analysis of the responses to this epidemic for 16 years – almost since its start. We have never known a time when fighting the pandemic has been such a global policy priority.
This paper argues that the history of the AIDS pandemic provides us with clear guidelines for future action. It also presents findings from a Panos survey which suggests that, particularly in donor terms, we are some way from putting those guidelines into practice.