Happy Birthday, HIV?

Climate change, population growth, and new technology are changing our planet, fast. At some point, we’ll change just enough to create the conditions for the next massive infectious disease.

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Hard Choices in HIV Treatment for Malawi

Malawi is facing an ugly AIDS treatment dilemma. They Ministry of Health has decided to change national treatment standards to meet WHO guidelines for optimal HIV care. That means adding new drugs to the treatment regimen and starting HIV treatment when a patient’s CD4 count, a measure of immune system strength, drops below 350 rather than waiting for it to sink to 200. It will also cost three times as much.