Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Everything We Know is Wrong

A TED video: Everything we know about AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa is wrong.

- the numbers, although still staggering, are a bit inflated
- there is a correlation between economic development and the rise of AIDS cases - when economies grow, there are more AIDS cases
- the higher the life expectancy, the more people opted to change their behavior related to AIDS [remind you of the Broken Windows theory?]


If you are interested in the African AIDS crisis, you need to watch this video. It's only 15 minutes and even if you disagree, it's compelling.

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