International Analysis: Prevention via Treatment

The rate of new HIV infections has decreased dramatically in the past decade, but millions of people who are infected remain untreated. Pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher Julio Montaner argues that if those people get the treatment they need, transmission of the virus can be stopped.

The medical community already has the drug treatments required to virtually eliminate HIV/AIDS worldwide within a generation. Sadly, that appears unlikely to happen because we don’t have the resources to identify those infected with HIV and apply these treatments before they transmit the virus on to others. Read full story.