Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The right man for the job

I know HIV/AIDS is a very serious problem and no laughing matter for many, many people - but I couldn't help chuckling at this from the Independent.

A quarter of a century after the outbreak of Aids, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has accepted that the threat of a global heterosexual pandemic has disappeared.

Dr De Cock, an epidemiologist who has spent much of his career leading the battle against the disease, said understanding of the threat posed by the virus had changed.

Talk about an apt name! Dr De Cock sounds like something straight out of a Carry On movie - that's probably why it made me laugh - but has there ever been a more appropriately named STD expert?

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