AIDS: a socialist response?

Submitted by martin on 23 April, 2011 - 4:55

Socialists have to dispel myths about AIDS... counter the reactionary backlash accompanying the AIDS hysteria, and defend gay rights... oppose health cuts, demand free and easily available condoms... non-water soluble lubricants and spermicides (some of which can help in resisting HIV) should be available on the NHS...

How has the left measured up? Militant has kept a low profile... The SWP has been more upfront, but predictably collapses its conclusion into "the Labour Party can't be relied on... The answer lies in the struggle of the working class"... The grotesquely misnamed Revolutionary Communist Party says that the principal threat is 'not from AIDS, but from the safe sex campaign'... Their claim is mad...

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