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Editorial 2001 (2)

Volume: Volume 5(2) - 2001

Article type: Editorial

We speak about 'the AIDS crisis' in South Africa. The crisis has three distinct but inter-related components, each stemming from and exacerbating the other.

The first is the crisis of illness and debilitation and death. This first crisis has triggered a second: a crisis of action. But there are some who dispute the obvious. They dispute the facts about AIDS. These attitudes have given rise to a third crisis. It is the crisis of truth and truth-telling about AIDS. This crisis is the most acute, since denial, obfuscation and evasion of the truth paralyse the nation.

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