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Lancet Infectious Diseases Publishes HIV/AIDS Articles in Advance of XV International AIDS Conference

June 25, 2004

The journal Lancet Infectious Diseases in its July 2004 issue published a series of stories relating to HIV/AIDS to coincide with the XV International AIDS Conference, which will be held July 11-16 in Bangkok, Thailand. Summaries of the stories appear below:

Editorial
Although there are "many depressing statistics" related to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, there are "some grounds for hope," a Lancet Infectious Diseases editorial says. Antiretroviral therapy is reducing AIDS-related death rates in Europe and North America and the drugs are becoming less expensive, according to the editorial. In addition, more leaders of high-income countries are realizing that HIV/AIDS is a "global security issue, and therefore one that needs to be tackled for reasons of national self interest as much as enlightened altruism," the editorial says, adding that this realization helped spur the creation of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Although "[i]t must be said that there is a degree of nervousness about how the AIDS relief money is being spent and whether donor nations will live up to their funding promises," there is "reason to believe that in the past few years the barrier between good words and real global action on HIV/AIDS has been breached," the editorial concludes (Lancet Infectious Diseases, July 2004).

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Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv. The Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report is published for kaisernetwork.org, a free service of the Kaiser Family Foundation, by The Advisory Board Company. © 2004 by The Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.



  
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