Letter: Aids research short of funds

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The Independent Online
Sir: Jack O'Sullivan rightly describes dangers of a right-wing backlash against gay-run Aids service organisations. The current euphoria about recent developments in Aids treatments is premature, because nobody knows what the long-term effects of the new drug combinations will be. Nobody knows what to do about the many people for whom these drugs don't work at all.

Further, the bitter truth is that those in developing countries who make up the vast majority of people with Aids have no access to potentially life-saving treatments because they can't afford them.

It is very disturbing that so little attention is paid to this problem by Western Aids service organisations.


Lecturer in Applied Ethics

University of Central Lancashire