African AIDS Epidemic Solution needs Thinkers
A successful model which diminuishes AIDS to the point where it is no longer an epidemic of growing proportions in Africa and refers to a total cost of $17 billion in 10 years has been put forth by this week in the Lancet journal.
A board of thinkers has not yet assembled officially to study the feasibility of this model without violating human rights such as the right to not take medication.
Just 2.5 % of US bailout could end AIDS Epidemic in Africa
In Indonesia the solution of implanting a chip in HIV positive persons who are deemed to be purposefully infecting others would not curb the epidemic as it only monitors the consequence of contagion of 1%-2% of the HIV positive people.
The proposed bill, now with the provincial parliament, has encountered fierce resistance from local health workers, government officials and church leaders, who say the practice would constitute a human rights violation and do little to address Papua's high infection rate. "Two wrongs do not make a right, and the plan to implant HIV people with microchips is definitely wrong," says Elisabeth Pisani, an epidemiologist and former AIDS researcher in Indonesia. "This sort of nonsense is hardly worth commenting on from a public health point of view, but I think it might give pause for thought to those who are pushing rapid decentralization and local democracy as a development model [in Indonesia]."