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The Future for the Treatment of HIV

Publié le 1 novembre, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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The Future for the Treatment of HIV

2009 marks 25 years since the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was linked to the transmission of the retrovirus Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). In these years, HIV/AIDS has become one of the largest human health pandemics in recorded history. An estimated 33 million people are infected and AIDS causes approximately two million deaths each year (1). […]

Universal Access… Now?

Publié le 1 octobre, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Universal Access… Now?

At this year’s International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, there appears to be a disjuncture between research and reality. Resources are being aimed at ‘our’ AIDS problem, a problem which is rooted in small pockets of the developed world’s population; whereas, ‘their’ AIDS problem is of a different nature altogether – and it forms the […]

Weakening Immunity: HIV/AIDS and the State

Publié le 1 décembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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Weakening Immunity: HIV/AIDS and the State

What is the effect of HIVS/AIDS on the state? Civil society can be considered the ‘immune system’ of the state in that it is a pre-requisite for sustaining democracy and is an integral requirement for combating HIV/AIDS. What emerges is a recursive crisis, where any state that fails to cope with the epidemic will see […]