Daily Archives: July 19, 2016

AIDS 2016: Data tells “good, bad, and ugly news” of HIV death rates in east and southern Africa

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Antiretroviral therapy impact is huge, but gender disparities drive differences in death rates DURBAN, South Africa –  Globally adult life expectancy gained from 10-14 years over a decade following access to HIV treatment, the greatest life expectancy gains recorded in modern history, according to researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Greater life expectancy gains were seen […]

AIDS 2016: Medicines? Check! People to deliver them? Not so much . . .

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DURBAN, South Africa – Dr. Carlos del Rio, chairman of the HIV Medicine Association, chairman of the Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, has a pair of maps he shows medical students entering the field of infectious diseases. One shows the countries of the world sized according to the numbers of adults living with […]