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Reader riposte: The HIV/AIDS pandemic


Sam Roggeveen


13 June 2008 09:10

Daily Telegraph columnist Piers Akerman writes about the error Bill Bowtell spotted yesterday in Akerman's column:

I welcome Bill Bowtell’s comment; unfortunately the qualifications in my original article were cut for space. They were that the predicted pandemic would affect the heterosexual community and that only in Africa has this occurred. They now appear in the blog copy.

I would like to refer Bill to the recent comment by Kevin de Cock, the head of the WHO's department of HIV/AIDS, who said there will be no generalised epidemic of AIDS in the heterosexual population outside Africa. A report of is remarks was carried in The Independent newspaper on June 8. Here is a link.