Tag Archives: Clinical Infectious Diseases

Measures of HIV treatment progress highlight lagging investments

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Greater investment, established goals needed to realize antiretroviral treatment benefits of reducing new infections, improving health, and lengthening life expectancy, pieces say While the proven transmission-preventing, health-improving, life-saving benefits of antiretroviral treatment for HIV, along with rising numbers of infected people receiving the medicine have inspired talk in recent years of an “AIDS-free generation,” efforts […]

Berlin patient, standing alone, continues to prompt questions, search for answers

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What happened to Timothy Brown was almost serendipitous, coming as it did from a combination of knowledge, opportunity and readiness. Although what he went through nearly killed him, he remains singularly fortunate. Today, after a year of disappointing news from some on the front lines of HIV cure research, the information gleaned from his case […]

Opioid substitution therapy successful, and critical, in first mainland sub-Saharan Africa program

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The first publicly funded program to provide methadone maintenance therapy to people who inject opiate drugs on the mainland of sub-Saharan Africa retained clients at rates comparable to wealthier countries and, in the process, yielded information that could increase the success of other such programs, a study has shown. The program, and the study to […]