Thursday, December 2, 2010

The End of AIDS?

Optimism about a cure for HIV/AIDS is the highest it's been since David Ho pioneered the Highly Active Antiretroviral Treatment (HAART) drug cocktail in 1996. Just last week, the powerful antiretroviral drug Truvada was shown to be effective not only as treatment but also as prophylaxis: among participants who used the drug daily, there was a 90 percent reduction in infection, roughly comparable to using a condom.

In light of this exciting news, Big Think spoke with some of the world's leading AIDS researchers, physicians, and activists about the state of the epidemic and the ongoing search for a cure. This three-day series will highlight the cutting-edge scientific research, examine the dangers of stigma, and investigate the political and economic challenges of battling HIV/AIDS globally and domestically.


Read the rest at Big Think.


Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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