Daily Archives: December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela’s HIV, TB stances were lasting strides in struggle for freedom, rights, equality

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“Nelson Mandela embodied the 20th Century in South Africa and the world in many more ways than people think,” Zackie Achmat, founder and chairman of the Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa said in the wake of Nelson Mandela’s death Thursday. Winstone Zulu, credited with being the first Zambian to publicly discuss his HIV infection […]

Study: HIV treatment access, care linkage could save 28 million years of life by 2030

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Antiretroviral treatment has provided South African HIV patients 2.8 million years of life from 2004 to 2012, and could provide as much as 28 million years of life otherwise unrealized by 2030, a study just released online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases says. The study was based on a mathematical analysis of known survival […]