The authors Paul Schulz and Christian Lütjens also have a clear idea about how and why the plague is still growing nowadays: the disease and the gay movement share the same past, HIV was born as a gay issue and it still is a gay issue. The fight for gay rights and against homophobia was the key factor in the reduction of the number of new infections in Europe and the US. As a consequence, it is not surprising that the same countries that now show a worrying rise of new infections are the same where homophobia is a sadly common reality. The same is true for higher-risk community such as the African American and the Latino ones. The book also shows how gay campaigns have almost always used white-Caucasian people for testimonials, while from now on also American and European campaigns should change this aspect. "If you look at prevention as a universal thing, we have a long way to go" Schulz said. "Anytime you fight homophobia anywhere in the world, you also fight against the virus. And the book, hopefully, is a tiny step in that direction". We at DAA say bravo!
Source: Designers Against AIDS website