Above is a remarkable video showing how well current AIDS medication works. Now, effectively, AIDS is a chronic but not lethal disease. Especially if you have money. My favorite blogger Andrew Sullivan has HIV and blogs like a hundred times a day. A recent article in the Guardian, however, raises the question of priorities. There is only so much health budget. The world spends billions on AIDS research, yet much less on easily curable diseases like sleeping sickness or bilharzia. People often die or are ruined of diseases like this simply for lack of money or knowledge. It’s hard to say. AIDS does affect millions of people and, more dangerously, can spread like wildfire. For those reasons I think the money probably is well spent. Health policy should, however, serve less glamourous causes equally well.