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  • 10 years ago

    November 9, 1999 Penhalonga, Zimbabwe—They didn't call Arthur Chinaka out of the classroom. The principal and Arthur's uncle Simon waited until the day's exams were done before breaking the news: Arthur's father, his body wracked with pneumon...

  • 15 years ago

    Eric Davidson has spent most of his long career studying the genetic "switches" that turn genes on and off. It is laborious, painstaking work, which may be one reason Davidson has become a gruff man who doesn't suffer fools. When I called him a fe...

  • 15 years ago

    DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA—Esther Guzha's dilemma springs from being one of the lucky ones. Two years ago, AIDS almost killed this Zimbabwean woman, wasting her down to a skeletal 80 pounds and leaving her prey to fungal infection of the brain. She...

  • 15 years ago

    VILLAGEVOICE.COM EXCLUSIVE DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 9—South African president Thabo Mbeki fumbled a prime opportunity tonight to galvanize his country against its greatest threat. HIV has infected almost a fifth of the adult population here...

  • 15 years ago

    VILLAGEVOICE.COM EXCLUSIVE DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA—With passion rare for a scientific meeting, the head of the AIDS program for the Centers for Disease Control warned of "unacceptably high" rates of new HIV infections in the United States and sa...

  • 15 years ago

    VILLAGEVOICE.COM EXCLUSIVE JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA—The most surreal moment happened right on the first day. South African president Thabo Mbeki convened a panel of scientists to advise him on how to handle his country's surging AIDS epidem...