German Powerhouse Gives AIDS the Cold Shoulder

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  19 Jun 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5371, pp. 1858
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5371.1858

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


According to German AIDS researchers and their international colleagues, Germany has not pulled its weight in the battle against the disease and much of German AIDS research is "unfocused and of limited [scientific] value," despite its tradition as a biomedical research powerhouse. They cite factors such as the relatively modest sums the nation spends on AIDS research, the reluctance of German scientists to go into the field due to the lack of social acceptance of the disease, and the low priority the public places on the research because disease incidence has not been as high as was once projected.