AIDS Care on a Grand Scale | Summer 2013
The introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the 1990s meant that AIDS was no longer an automatic death sentence, at least in the U.S. and Europe. Because of high costs and logistical concerns, there was skepticism about whether large ART programs would work in Africa. In 2001, Botswana’s leaders made a commitment to provide ARTs to all eligible citizens. With help from the Harvard AIDS Initiative and others, they built a national program from the ground up. In this issue of Spotlight, you’ll read about the challenges of turning that ambitious goal into a reality. Click here for the latest issue.
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"One in four people infected with the Aids virus in Southern Africa are hyper-infectious super-carriers, scientists at Harvard University have discovered. By targeting these individuals for treatment, the scientists hope it may be possible to counter the rising number of new HIV infections in the worst-affected parts of the world in what could be a major breakthrough in the fight against the spread of Aids." Read more....