Commentary & Opinion
"Recent Insights" Could Lead to End of AIDS Pandemic
November 1, 2013
Writing in a Lancet opinion piece about the history of the AIDS epidemic, Kenneth Mayer of the Fenway Institute writes, "Despite the promise of treatment as prevention and chemoprophylaxis in the short term, and vaccines and cures in the longer term, immediate attention to the social, legal, and regulatory environment globally are needed to constrain, and ultimately end, the epidemic." He concludes, "HIV is a wily beast, but recent insights seem to offer tangible clues about how to begin to consign the AIDS pandemic to the dustbin of history" (11/2). The Lancet also includes a profile of Mayer, writing he "is best known for a series of groundbreaking HIV prevention trials" (Das, 11/2).
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