[Comment] Offline: AIDS—learning from history (and human beings)
After 400 pages of exhaustive (and occasionally exhausting) remembering, Michael Merson and Stephen Inrig conclude their “useful history” (The AIDS Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response, 2017) with seven lessons. The world is capable of responding to new pandemics. Donor nations must better understand what it takes to deliver such a global response. International actors should live up to their promises. Any global response needs to address the entire continuum of need, from prevention and control to therapy and care.