Study Suggests Quality HIV Treatment, Treatment For Prevention Can Be Achieved In Resource-Poor, Remote Settings

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Henan province study shows HIV treatment offering greater protection against transmission as drugs, programs improved
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases that followed HIV serodiscordant couples in China’s Henan province. She notes, “The authors conclude that adequate drugs, health care, and [drug] adherence all boost the preventive benefit of treatment for HIV, and that the experience of Henan province indicates that all of those are possible in a resource-poor and remote setting…” (6/18).

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