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Analysis shows death rate divide for those with and without earlier access to HIV treatment

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Comparison shows that in 2013, an estimated 65 of every thousand people living with HIV in Nigeria died, a rate as much as 13 times that of higher income countries Ensuring that in the next five years, 90 percent of people living with HIV in South Africa are aware of their infections, 90 percent of […]

Cambodian sex workers describe barriers to HIV prevention, rights advocates track a widening treatment divide, and researchers look at syringe sharing . . . We’re reading about access to health services as a human right

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The hidden world of Cambodian sex workers – Last week we were reading a study highlighting how an anti-sex trafficking law enacted in Cambodia to protect women was having the unintended and opposite effect of standing between women and vital health services. In this video, reported and produced by Steve Sapienza, you can hear about […]

START findings highlight treatment divide

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“It’s just more scientific evidence to back what we’ve been saying for a long time.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, announcing the conclusion of the START trial, which began in 2011 to assess “the best time for healthy HIV-infected people to begin antiretrovirals.” The announcement from the National Institute […]

ID Week: Treatment is Essential to Bending the Curve of the Epidemic but Challenges Remain

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SAN DIEGO, CA — Dr. Wafaa El Sadr of Columbia University offered an ID Week presentation Thursday about the impact of treatment on the global epidemic and the new promise of changing the trajectory of the epidemic by scaling up treatment both to save lives and reduce HIV incidence.  She reminded her audience that treatment […]