Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

CDC economic models show HIV treatment scale-up is cost-effective, can save money over time

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New economic modeling shows that scaling up antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention in the developing world not only saves lives, but saves money too. Dr. John Blandford of  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Center for Global Health and his team of colleagues have found that cost savings from averted negative […]

MSF reports “horrific” HIV treatment access in Congo

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“The conditions surrounding access to care for people living with HIV/AIDS in [the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)] are horrific,” according to a press release issued Wednesday from the international humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors without Borders. With more than 1 million people infected with HIV in the African nation, 350,000 could […]

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation celebrates success of Project HEART

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The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) celebrated the success of their eight-year project to scale up HIV prevention, care and treatment services in five countries at an all-day event Thursday. Helping put more than 500,000 people living with HIV on lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART), the “Help Expand Antiretroviral Therapy to children and families” (HEART) […]

Level of HIV virus in the blood is major determinant of sexual transmission

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A study of heterosexual couples in several sub-Saharan African countries found that the amount of HIV virus in an infected person’s blood is the major determinant of whether or not they will pass the virus on to their uninfected sexual partners. Published today in The Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID), the article “Determinants of Per-Coital-Act […]