Archive for July 1st, 2013

WHO: Treat people with HIV early to stop disease’s spread

1 July, 2013

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Young children and certain other people with the AIDS virus should be started on medicines as soon as they are diagnosed, the World Health Organization says in new guidelines that also recommend earlier treatment for adults.

Ed Rybicki‘s insight:

…if it can be afforded…South Africa currently has the world’s largest number of people in any one country on ARVs; 1.7 million out of 6 million infected, in a population of 48-odd million.  Treating more people is effectively unsustainable – which is what would have to happen with these guidelines!

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