Navigation Links
Increasing access to antiretroviral drugs would drastically cut AIDS deaths in South Africa
Date:3/26/2008

More that 1.2 million deaths could be prevented in South Africa over the next five years by accelerating efforts to provide access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study released online today by the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Using a sophisticated mathematical model of HIV disease and treatment, a team of researchers led by Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) estimated the number of AIDS-related deaths in South Africa through 2012 under alternative ART scale-up assumptions.

The study results underscore the urgent need for Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has supported the South African governments effort to increase access to antiretroviral therapy, the researchers note. If ART is not provided to all who need it, HIV mortality will be enormous, says Walensky. Deliberate, purposeful, and expedient scale-up will save millions of lives in South Africa alone.

South Africa has one of the largest burdens of HIV infection in the world, with 5 to 6 million individuals and 19 percent of adults aged 15 to 49 infected. While government programs supported by PEPFAR and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have steadily increased access to antiretrovirals, at the end of 2006 only a third of individuals eligible for the therapy were receiving it.

In order to quantify the potential impact of various strategies for increasing access to ART, the research team projected the number of deaths under five scenarios ranging from maintaining current access levels, through steady and moderate growth levels, to rapid growth and full access for all patients requiring treatment. Among other factors, calculations were based on the fact that the one-year survival rate for eligible patients who receive antiretroviral therapy is 94 percent, while only 55 percent of those not treated would be expected to survive one year.

<
'/>"/>
Contact: Sue McGreevey
smcgreevey@partners.org
617-724-2764
Massachusetts General Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Alimera Sciences Closes $30 Million in Series C Financing, Increasing Stake in Medidur(TM) FA
2. Although Remicade and Humira Are Being Increasingly Prescribed for Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Insurers Are Subjecting Both Drugs to Multiple Cost-Control Strategies
3. Nanoemulsion vaccines show increasing promise
4. Small-Diameter Dental Implants Increasingly Popular In the US
5. AMA Foundation Honors Memphis, Tennessee Physician for Increasing Access to Health Care in the U.S.
6. AMA Foundation Honors Canton, Ohio Physician for Increasing Access to Health Care in the U.S.
7. AMA Foundation Honors Atlanta Physician for Increasing Access to Health Care in the U.S.
8. Congenital heart defects increasing among IVF twins
9. Workplace opportunities and stresses are both increasing
10. Generic Prescription Drugs Show Increasingly Greater Use in Southeastern Pennsylvania
11. Kidney Disease Increasing in U.S.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 Up to 70% of Parkinson,s disease ... their quality of life. Some patients have disturbed ... staying asleep, while other patients may be subject ... the extreme, PD patients may exhibit REM-sleep behavior ... dream re-enactment, even before motor symptoms appear. A ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... of Huddersfield could help to improve the quality of ... such as butter, mayonnaise, yoghurt and fruit drinks ... for her work. , Katerina gained her MSc degree ... now she has embarked on research for a PhD. ... is investigating the potential of carbohydrates extracted from the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014) A research review identifying the clinical indicators ... step in the process of developing evidence-based guidelines for ... report published by Neurosurgery , official ... . The journal is published by Lippincott Williams ... Kluwer Health . , Based on analysis of ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... decades, health-conscious people around the globe have taken antioxidant ... was one of the paths to good health and ... of antioxidant supplements have repeatedly dashed the hopes of ... risk. Virtually all such trials have failed to ... in several trials antioxidant supplementation has been linked with ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the Catalan ... patients a new therapeutic combination to combat resistant sarcomas. ... treatment could stabilize the growth of these tumors have ... of Cancer ., Sarcomas , Sarcomas are a ... several subtypes. It can affect from children to older ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sleep disturbances, common in Parkinson's disease, can be early indicator of disease onset 2Health News:World interest in research work on the benefits of the Okra plant 2Health News:What's a concussion? Review identifies four evidence-based indicators 2Health News:What's a concussion? Review identifies four evidence-based indicators 3Health News:How antioxidants can accelerate cancers, and why they don't protect against them 2Health News:New therapeutic combination to slow resistant sarcomas 2
... five-year international clinical study shows that acyclovir, a commonly prescribed ... not affect HIV transmission by people with both viruses. ... Transmission Study, was released by the New England Journal ... will follow in the print edition Feb. 4. ...
... ... Second Wave of H1N1 Flu: No Waiting in Long Lines , ... San Diego, Calif. (Vocus) January 25, 2009 -- U.S. ... nation, announced today that they are offering H1N1 vaccine shots for $15 per shot for ...
... for surgery than county hospitals, research shows , MONDAY, ... received by prostate cancer patients is influenced by the ... a new U.S. study has found. , Surgery was ... while patients in private facilities were more likely to ...
... , ROCHESTER, Minn. , Jan. ... the brain is the aim of a new Mayo Clinic project ... The new method uses analytics technology developed by the Mayo and ... 95 percent accuracy rate in detecting aneurysms, compared with 70 percent ...
... , NEW YORK , ... of the 25 largest PR firms ( http://www.5wpr.net/ ) in the U.S., today ... its versatile roster of fashion and lifestyle clients. Launched in 2002, the luxury ... lifestyle products using proprietary natural frequency technology. , " Philip Stein is ...
... CHESAPEAKE, Va. , Jan. 25 U.S.-based, Maison ... Haiti -based Maison Fortune Orphanage. The strategic expansion plans ... after the recent devastating earthquakes. The Orphanage, located near the ... in a sea of unimaginable turmoil. , This planned expansion ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Control of herpes symptoms does not reduce HIV transmission, international study found 2Health News:U.S. HealthWorks in San Diego Region Offering $15 H1N1 Vaccinations for both Walk-Ins and On-Site 2Health News:Prostate Cancer Care Varies By Hospital Type 2Health News:Mayo Clinic and IBM Advance Early Detection of Brain Aneurysms 2Health News:Mayo Clinic and IBM Advance Early Detection of Brain Aneurysms 3Health News:Mayo Clinic and IBM Advance Early Detection of Brain Aneurysms 4Health News:5W Public Relations Adds Philip Stein Watches to Its Fashion & Lifestyle Client Roster 2Health News:5W Public Relations Adds Philip Stein Watches to Its Fashion & Lifestyle Client Roster 3Health News:Haitian Orphanage Takes Quick Action to Fill Void after Devastating Earthquakes 2Health News:Haitian Orphanage Takes Quick Action to Fill Void after Devastating Earthquakes 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Manufacturers, suppliers and ... be able to protect their most important business ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130716/CL46586LOGO ) Because of the ... steadfastly remains one of the most litigious industry ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Tegra Medical is very pleased to announce the ... new Chief Executive Officer.  Mark was promoted from his current ... the company,s four facilities in Massachusetts , ... joined Tegra Medical in 2012 with 20+ years of broad-based ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE ) ("Echo"), a ... a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring system, today announced ... Interim CEO of Echo Therapeutics, will present at "TEN", ... Mr. Doman will make a corporate presentation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 2Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 3Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3
... 31, 2011 Leading events organiser UBM Live ... details of a new Logistics and Supply Chain Zone ... to pharmaceutical contract services and outsourcing. ICSE will take ... Germany and is part of the world,s leading platform ...
... (NASDAQ: UPI ), announced today that the ... (NICE) issued guidance on percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) ... NICE issued similar guidance on PTNS treatment for overactive ... in the UK and Europe to use our Urgent® ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Logistics and Supply Chain Zone Introduced at ICSE 2011 Event 2Logistics and Supply Chain Zone Introduced at ICSE 2011 Event 3United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Issues Guidance on Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation for Faecal Incontinence 2
Provides immediate access to comprehensive coverage of more than 325 I.V. drugs, blood products, and solutions....
... a comprehensive, authoritative drug reference to ... overdose management, Canadian drug names, OTC ... drug references and tools is included ... (ED, PRIMARY CARE PLUS, CRC, RN, ...
... patients and health consumers from the trusted ... in MedMaster includes why the medication is ... side effects and warning signs of adverse ... information on what to do if a ...
Provides reliable information on the most commonly prescribed drugs, their side effects, interactions and cost of therapy....
Medicine Products: