Thursday, February 25, 2010

HIV can be held in check in five years

THE global Aids epidemic could be contained within five years by testing everybody in high-risk regions and immediately treating all those who are found to be HIV-positive, according to a leading scientist.
Universal therapy with anti-retroviral drugs would not only save millions of lives but would also prevent transmission of HIV by making people who carry the virus less infectious, said Dr Brian Williams, of the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis .
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