Saturday, November 29, 2008

HIV Could Be Eliminated In 10 Years After A Coordinated Attack Upon It

HIV could be eliminated in a decade

The virus that causes AIDS could theoretically be eliminated in a decade if all people living in countries with high infection rates are regularly tested and treated, according to a new mathematical model.

It is an intriguing solution to end the AIDS epidemic. But it is based on assumptions rather than data, and is riddled with logistical problems. The research was published online Tuesday in the medical journal, The Lancet.

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