Tag Archives: Annals of Internal Medicine

Annals Study: Promoting ART Adherence Saves Money

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When the World Health Organization called for earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy, there was considerable hand-wringing among health economists about the increased costs associated with millions of additional HIV patients who would be newly eligible for HIV drugs under the revised treatment guidelines. But a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests, among […]

PEPFAR May Be More Effective in HIV Prevention Than Study Suggested

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An editorial due out next week in the Annals of Internal Medicine raises a provocative new question about the recent study of PEPFAR’s effectiveness. The initial study, by Stanford researchers Eran Bendavid and Jayanta Bhattacharya, found that while PEPFAR decreased the HIV/AIDS death toll in targeted countries by more than 10 percent between 2004 and […]

PEPFAR Succeeds in Preventing HIV/AIDS Deaths, But Not In Cutting Prevalence

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How effective is PEPFAR? That’s been a contentious question of late.   Now, a new study highlights one stunning success, and another troubling failure, of the global AIDS programs started by ex-President George W. Bush in 2003.   First, the good news: PEPFAR decreased the HIV/AIDS death toll in targeted countries by more than 10 […]