The UN claims that over 40 million people are now living with AIDS. Over 30 million people are affected in Sub-Saharan Africa alone. Malaria and tuberculosis have also become widespread in many countries of the developing world. One hundred forty-three countries and the WTO had agreed that the problem should be addressed by allowing developing countries access to cheap versions of drugs still protected by copyright. But the US blocked that agreement. Talks have been rescheduled for February, but Doctors Without Borders has told the BBC that there is little chance of them succeeding. U.S. negotiators say that the proposed deal would allow too many drug patents to be ignored, and that the proposed deal would mean that illnesses that are not infectious, such as diabetes and asthma, could also be treated with cheap, generic drugs. The US negotiator, Linnet Deily, said her country 'could not meet the consensus on the issue.' BBC Story here ----- Tough issue here. Should the US have signed it and circumvented millions in profits for the sake of saving lives? Or is this Darwinism on the global level?