Living With Aids - Global Challenge

Series looking at Aids 25 years after its discovery and asking what lies ahead over the next quarter of a century.


01The Great Abc Debate20061113

Uganda was one of the earliest countries to be hit by AIDS.

It was also hailed as one of Africa's few success stories after President Yoweri Museveni threw his weight behind prevention efforts.

Adam Lusekelo reports on the progress of a girl who has lived her entire life under the shadow of the epidemic, growing up in an HIV-infected world.

He also investigates reports that Uganda's success is being undermined by the Bush administration's insistence on abstinence rather than condoms in the fight against the epidemic.

02The Nightmare Scenario20061114

Swaziland has the highest rates of Aids in the world, with a staggering 4 in 10 pregnant women testing positive at antenatal clinics.

The economic and social effects are incalculable - health and education services are collapsing and the country is facing the sixth consecutive year of severe drought and hunger.

Famine and Aids have come together in a lethal cocktail, each driving the other on, undermining the best efforts of government and donors alike.

What can policy makers and decision makers do, faced with such impossible challenges?

03 LASTThinking The Unthinkable.20061115

India now has an estimated 5.7 million people living with HIV/Aids, the highest number in the world.

The vast majority do not even know that they are infected.

Despite 25 years of education and information, the stigma and denial surrounding this epidemic remains enormous.

Adam Lusekelo reports on a ticking social time bomb.