Treatment As Prevention: Can We Treat Our Way Out Of The AIDS Epidemic? | The Forum At HSPH

Treatment As Prevention: Can We Treat Our Way Out Of The AIDS Epidemic? | The Forum At HSPH
With no cure or vaccine in sight, HIV/AIDS remains a devastating epidemic, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where nearly 70% of new HIV infections occur. To curb HIV/AIDS, researchers have proposed a strategy to use drug treatment to decrease new transmissions so much that the epidemic eventually dies out. The concept requires changes in standards of when anti-retroviral therapy begins and who receives it. Could “treatment as prevention” prove to be the strategy to finally end the AIDS epidemic?

This event was presented in Collaboration with PRI’s The World and WGBH on December 1, 2014 and is part of The Andelot Series on Current Science Controversies.

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