MDR-TB is an issue that is very difficult. Indeed, my last guide to action is rather strained. It is—for now—a disease entrenched in the poor parts of the world. It is complicated by its affinity for AIDS. It afflicts people who are already disenfranchised. Yet, I take hope from the fact that we can stop the spread of AIDS. In many parts of the world birth control and education have stopped at the very least the growth of the AIDS epidemic and in some parts it has reversed it. This is the first step in breaking the stranglehold of the disease that travels in its wake. The future is could be far bleaker.
The Difficulties of Action