Failure by Inaction: South Africa’s Early Policy on HIV/AIDS

BY LAINEY SCHMIDT In 1981, when the AIDS virus was first known on a global scale, the South African government, run by the National Party, was deeply engrained in a policy of apartheid; racial segregation was the norm, and social policies were unequal and semi-nonexistent.  Until 1994, when Nelson Mandela was elected as the first democratic president of South Africa, […]