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Advances against AIDS

The International AIDS Conference is being held in the U.S. for the first time since 1990. What progress have we made in battling this global disease since then?


How Computers Could Reduce the Spread of HIV

Condom use, earlier treatment and increased education have gone a long way to reducing HIV spread in the U.S. Nonetheless, some 4,000 inhabitants of New York City still became infected with HIV in 2009.Injection drug users make up a small portion of the new infections (just over 4 percent in NYC, and about 9 percent nationally), but they represent a finite and targetable population that can benefit from low-cost and well-vetted programs, such as needle exchanges.Establishing even better needle exchange programs or more widespread substance-abuse treatment opportunities might help to limit these new infections among drug users...

July 27, 2012 — Katherine Harmon
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