NO. In the 80s, when it first erupted, HIV was a big problem because it was associated with specific groups, that were undesirable by traditional standards. HIV spread quickly in the gay community and that social piece set back health education initiatives, where churches and other entities made it more of a challenge than it needed to be to counter.
Then due to lack of education, miscommunication, and myths it spread in all populations in Africa. The problem is that it is costly to treat but the medical community has come a long way from that time, where people didn't have a chance to live a long life. But Magic Johnson, announcing his contracting the disease and other turning points had significance in new thought on HIV. He is still alive, something that would have been unheard of in the early days, where those who got it, died an uncomfortable long and drawn out death.
Research, drugs, and catching it early have helped the problem significantly. The problem is that treatment is not cheap. Funding, with the economy, could be challenging. Still, nonprofits have a rather good edge on the issue. Circulating in the circles where it is prevalent is what ...
Advances in the last two decades and value for HIV patients is discussed