‘Science Speaks’ Continues Coverage Of Presentations Given At AIDS 2016 Conference
Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2016: As the largest generation in history approaches greatest HIV risks, Gates discusses the magnitude of the work ahead
Reporting from the AIDS 2016 conference in Durban, Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” summarizes an event during which Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discussed the progress toward ending and magnitude of the global HIV epidemic (7/25).
Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2016: SEARCH for HIV, links to care outstrips UNAIDS goals in two years
Barton discusses the results of the SEARCH study, an ongoing trial in Kenya and Uganda that examines the impact of bringing HIV and other health diagnostic tests and treatments to communities without access. She writes, “By the end of two years of the SEARCH study approach, [the 90-90-90] goal had been met and exceeded across all categories with 97 percent of those with HIV diagnosed, 94 percent on treatment, and 90 percent with suppressed viruses” (7/25).