Tuesday, April 01, 2008

AIDS alarmism in Asia

The UN has a new report, "Redefining Aids in Asia: Crafting an Effective Response", and it made some scary predictions: 500,000 people could die each year people due to AIDS-related illnesses by 2020.

It added that the number of infected people can possibly double to 10 million by 2020 if no preventive work is done. The chairman of the Commission on AIDS in Asia, Dr Chakravarthi Rangarajan says the cost could be up to $2 billion annually until 2020.
Wow, this could be another AIDS alarmism with implicit target to extract more tax (especially foreign aid) money for UNAIDS and its allied organizations.

In mid-2005, UNAIDS posted a warning about “quantum worsening” of AIDS pandemic’s trajectory. But in its late 2007 update report, it admitted that global HIV incidence (new infections) peaked by the late 1990s and has been decreasing since.

Have a more realistic figures and spare our pockets please, UNAIDS guys!

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