Good news on the HIV/AIDS front? Mbeki is out

While I can’t say for sure the new guy will be any better on HIV/AIDS denialism, it’s hard to image he’d be worse than South African President Thabo Mbeki, who just lost power.

The new guy sounds like a nutbag, but maybe we can see this issue, which negatively affects the lives of millions of South Africans, improve under new leadership. The LA Times coverage suggests Zuma will be more assertive on AIDS, but at the same time, there are serious criminal allegations against him and some really disgusting behaviors and actions which diminish enthusiasm.

Time will tell.