TITLE

Scaling Up Treatment – Why We Can't Wait

AUTHOR(S)
Kim, Jim Yong; Gilks, Charlie
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
New England Journal of Medicine;12/1/2005, Vol. 353 Issue 22, p2392
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's views on antiretroviral treatment programs for people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and AIDS. HIV infection has largely become a manageable, chronic condition in countries rich in resources because of the availability of combination-drug antiretroviral treatment. A public health approach for treating people with HIV and AIDS in resource-limited settings has been advocated by the World Health Organization.
ACCESSION #
24926496

 

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