The announcement by two separate medical organisations in two separate countries within days which other that they have discovered the cause of AIDS provided a welcome ray of hope in an otherwise continuing gloomy story of the destructive path of AIDS.
Researchers in the US and France appear to have discovered a virus which they believe causes AIDS. That discovery could be the first step towards developing a cure or vaccine for AIDS.
The number of Europeans suffering from AIDS has more than doubled this year. But evidence shows that the general public has little cause for alarm.