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PopART: All-Out War On AIDS In Africa

Monday, 19 December 2011

PopART: All-Out War On AIDS In Africa - 19 December 2011 by LSHTM

LONDON - A massive new study of HIV/AIDS could help turn the tide of the epidemic globally.  The PopART study - of 24 communities in Zambia and South Africa - is testing a powerful combination of approaches to HIV in the community: universal testing, immediate treatment for patients and a range of preventive measures.  The $37 million research trial is jointly funded by the Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator, the National Institutes of Health, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Professor Richard Hayes of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine described the rationale and the potential benefit of the PopART study to Derek Thorne.

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