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Achieving AIDS-Free Generation Possible With Proper Utilization Of Prevention, Treatment Tools

Washington Post: No more excuses. We have the tools to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health

“…[W]hy does this global [HIV] pandemic continue to rage? It is not that we lack the medical advances and interventions to end the pandemic. It is that our proven tools have not been implemented adequately or uniformly. … [W]e have the tools to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States and globally. We can save the lives of infected individuals and prevent them from infecting others by getting them into treatment programs and maintaining them there. In addition, we can effectively prevent HIV infection in at-risk populations by a number of means, including the use of the highly effective PrEP. … Today, we have the tools to end this modern-day plague. We must not squander the opportunity. History will judge us harshly if we do” (1/8).

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