The fight against HIV - is the end in sight?
This article was originally published in Scrip
A person diagnosed with HIV infection today and treated before the disease is far advanced can have a nearly normal life expectancy. And for the first time since the beginning of the epidemic, more people are actually receiving treatment in the form of antiretroviral drugs than need it but, for whatever reason, are denied access.
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