Each of these stories is part of our "Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments of 2013" article written by David Wohl, M.D., and published on TheBodyPRO.com, TheBody.com's sister site for health professionals.
Comment by: P. Kevin Parker
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014 at 6:53 am EST
The article summary states that testing patients only once a year for CD4 counts will save the medical industry $41,000 per patient. That's not what the original research said, according to the full article. The researcher calculated the medical savings of only one test per year in the 550 enrolled in the study's cohort. Not per patient.
Comment by: Reader
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014 at 7:37 pm EST
The most important point of the "Baby Cure Commotion" should have been stated as the fact that the treatment guidelines were ignored.
What that tells us is that far too little effort/resources have been directed at very early treatment over the last two decade.
And where is the mention of the latest news that HIV is not directly killing CD4+ T cells?
That news tells us that far too little effort/resources have been directed at the pathogenesis of HIV/AIDS. The argument that "researchers were simply looking in the wrong place" (and missed the main pathogenic mechanism) is an excuse that begs for better over-sight of HIV/AIDS research in general.
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