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Science Speaks Discusses Analysis Of PEPFAR-Funded Peer-Delivered HIV Testing, Treatment Program In Eswatini

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Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses an analysis of a PEPFAR-funded HIV testing and treatment project in the Kingdom of eSwatini, formally known as Swaziland. Barton writes, “The findings, the authors write, indicate that the peer-driven project offers the potential for eSwatini to reach the goals of 90 percent of all people living with HIV knowing they have the virus, 90 percent of those diagnosed accessing treatment, and for treatment to be consistent and effective in 90 percent of those to suppress the virus, preventing illness and transmission… PEPFAR now is supporting a nationwide expansion of the project, the authors write” (6/15).