A blueprint for an AIDS-free generation has just been unveiled. But how close are we really? From Hong Kong to Nairobi, from Brussels to Brazil — GlobalPost sheds light on the state of AIDS and HIV worldwide in this in-depth series.
HONG KONG — AIDS came late to Asia, but it came with a vengeance. Emerging in the Golden Triangle in the late 1980s, the disease spread quickly, eventually killing more people in one year than anywhere outside of Africa. With 60 percent of humanity living on the continent, the potential for an HIV/AIDS epidemic across Asia has been a terrifying, and catastrophic, prospect.