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PEPFAR is poised to get on track to end AIDS

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For every 1,000 patient-years of PEPFAR-supported HIV treatment provided, 228 fewer HIV patients die, 449 fewer children become orphans, 61 fewer sexual HIV transmissions occur and 26 fewer “vertical” transmissions (e.g. mother-to-child) occur. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board heard the new PEPFAR ART Cost Model data from John Blanford, PhD, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Washington, DC, on September 14…