Mapping Pathways is a multi-national project to develop and nurture a research-driven, community-led global understanding of the emerging evidence base around the adoption of antiretroviral-based prevention strategies to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The evidence base is more than results from clinical trials - it must include stakeholder and community perspectives as well.

11 June 2011

Sean Strub: Treatment Refusal = Criminal?

 via POZ Magazine, by Sean Strub

I was pleased to have the chance to provide some comments this morning at the Global AIDS Treatment in Bryant Park in New York City. What I had to say did not please those who are determined to put every single person with HIV on treatment, whether they need it or not...

... It is vital for all of us to understand how anti-retroviral treatment can reduce one's infectiousness, or provide some protection against infection for those who are negative.

That fact, for many is reason enough to start treatment, including some who do not medically need treatment for themselves, like those with high CD4 counts.

But it is wrong for anyone to assume everyone who has HIV "should" be on treatment in order to reduce infectiousness...

Read the rest.

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