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Scientists in South Africa are suggesting a radical shift in the fight against HIV/Aids February 23, 2010

Filed under: Health/Sante — kikenileda @ 8:43 AM


 They think that everyone, initially in South Africa, but eventually possibly everyone in high risk areas, should be tested for HIV and if they're positive, be put on anti-retroviral drugs for life.

The idea was put forward at a science conference in San Diego by Professor Brian Williams of the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), who said the plan could rid the world of the disease within 40 years.

The programme would be extremely expensive, costing up to $3bn a year in South Africa alone.

Newshour's Claire Bolderson asked his colleague, the director of SACEMA, Professor John Hargrove, where he thinks the money would come from?


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