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Mobile Diseases and the Border
Mobile diseases and the border

AIDS is a travelling mobile disease. It is impossible to pin down its source. Wherever it is found the State claims it has actually appeared from across the border. The term AIDS came into existence only in 1981 and HIV, the virus that causes AIDS was not discovered until 1983. Although the discovery of both the virus and the disease is part of recent history its impact has been inordinately widespread. There is an entire industry today thriving on this and AIDS has developed its own vocabulary and discourse. There is a school of thought that looks upon AIDS as solely a biomedical reality. There are others however, who think of it as purely a product ...

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