In the spring of 1987, Princess Diana shocked the world by shaking the hand of an HIV positive patient. Dec. 1 of that same year marked the launch of World AIDS Day to raise awareness and control the pandemic. Since then, AIDS has killed more than 25 million people. Right now, more than 33 million people are living with HIV. The overwhelming majority live in Africa, where a year’s supply of anti-viral medicine costs nearly $3,000, up to 10 times the typical yearly salary.
In Canada, some professionals can earn more than that in a matter of days. All Dr. Jane Philpott wants is one day. Read more.