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CTDL 196: I guess the big question is “can we make this work for Africa?”

If the treatments can be developed to work in an African environment I think, based on my spotty knowledge of the situation, that this could make large inroads into helping the African AIDS epidemic.

Appropriate treatment can all but eradicate the risk that a pregnant woman with HIV will pass the virus to her child, research shows.
Data on 5,151 HIV pregnancies in the UK and Ireland between 2000 and 2006 found an infant infection rate of just 1.2% where preventative steps were taken.
In the mid-1990s, before effective drug therapy became available, the infant infection rate was over 20%.

[From BBC NEWS | Health | Treatment 'slashes baby HIV risk']


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