Monday, August 07, 2006

How to wipe out AIDS in 45 years

This is a fascinating theory which questions current methods used to prevent the spread of HIV. Can the widespread use of antivirals work better than behavior changes? It would cost a fortune but it's an interesting idea.

From Macleans:
Dr. Julio Montaner, the Argentinian-born director of the internationally acclaimed B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and president-elect of the International AIDS Society, doesn't exactly think small. On Aug. 4, The Lancet published a paper in which Montaner and his colleagues outline a theory to eradicate the global spread of HIV within 4 1/2 decades. And it has nothing to do with condoms, abstinence or free needle exchanges. ...more

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