‘Science Speaks’ Examines MMWR Articles On Antiretroviral Therapy, Opinion Piece On HIV

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Men lagging behind women on HIV treatment rolls, viral load monitoring gets scaled up … we’re reading about catching up to get ahead in a World AIDS Day MMWR, and more
Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses two articles in CDC’s latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The first looks at the ratio of women to men among new antiretroviral therapy enrollees in 12 countries for each year from 2002-2013. The other examines viral load testing among people undergoing antiretroviral therapy in seven sub-Saharan African nations. Barton also highlights an opinion piece by Carlos del Rio, chair of the HIV Medicine Association, chair of the Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, and professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine, published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (11/30).