The Huffington Post | February 17, 2016
There is no story in global health as transformative, awe-inspiring, and yet as tragic as the AIDS pandemic. The disease was unknown only a generation ago — a medical curiosity among young gay men in New York and San Francisco in June 1981.
Within a few short years, AIDS could be found on every continent, enveloping the world to become one of the most devastating pandemics in human history. It has caused untold human suffering, social disintegration, and economic destruction.