South Africa’s Daunting Challenges SHARE

South Africa has come a long way in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the 16 years since it last hosted the International AIDS conference, set to take place in Durban later this month.

The annual cost of ARVs fell from around $5,000/person to $100 in 2015, when 3.4 million HIV-infected South Africans received ARVs. And yet, almost half of its infected population is still untreated, writes Jon Cohen of the country with the world’s largest HIV epidemic.

Cohen details South Africa’s innovative programs to reach the ambitious treatment goals, and the obstacles—including scientific questions over whether reaching the 90-90-90 target (UNAIDS  http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2014/90-90-90) would slow the epidemic enough in South Africa.
Science Magazine
 

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