by Gabi Horn
Controversy rocked Roman Catholic Brazil
June 15 when top AIDS official Pedro Chequer proposed implementing
sex-education (including condom instruction) in preschools.
mortuaries in Zimbabwe began operating around the clock in June to meet the country’s 240-deaths-a-day AIDS toll.
Seven in 10 teachers in Swaziland have HIV, the South African Press Agency reported on May 13.
AIDS will not be curbed unless global condom use triples—to 24 billion a year, predicted a Johns Hopkins University report this spring.
Seven industrialized democracies agreed at a June 11 summit meeting to wipe out $127 billion in loans owed by the 33 poorest nations if they earmark funds for HIV prevention.
This spring scientists in Tokyo engineered the first HIV-infected mouse.
On June 15 the city health com-mission nixed gay activists’ hopes of lifting a 15-year standing ban on San Francisco’s bathhouses.
A federal investigation in June found drug-store chain Rite Aid guilty of shelving expired products, including four-year-old condoms, in 50 of its California stores.
A judge ordered a York, South Carolina man on May 12 to pay his ex $5 million for infecting her with HIV.
The U.S. Depart-ment of Health and Human Services sent Crisis Response Teams to 11 U.S. cities in June in a $156 million effort to combat HIV in minority communities.
ADAP, the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, an-nounced in June a $113 million deficit for 1999 and an additional $90.2 million anticipated for 2000.