The United Nations
' top AIDS scientists plan to acknowledge this week that they have long overestimated both the size and the course of the epidemic, which they now believe has been slowing for nearly a decade, according to U.N. documents prepared for the announcement.
"Having millions fewer people with a lethal contagious disease is good news. Some researchers, however, contend that persistent overestimates in the widely quoted U.N. reports have long skewed funding decisions
and obscured potential lessons about how to slow the spread of HIV. Critics have also said that U.N. officials overstated
the extent of the epidemic to help gather political and financial support for combating AIDS."
"There was a tendency toward alarmism, and that fit perhaps a certain fundraising agenda
Gee, I'm glad that never happens with global warming