In 1991, when "Magic" Johnson held his press conference, AIDS was a death sentence. Very little was known about the HIV virus or how to treat patients with HIV to keep them from acquiring full-blown AIDS.
A lot has changed in 20 years.
Today, for many patients, AIDS is a manageable chronic disease but with recently appreciated long-term consequences from HIV infection and antiretroviral adverse effects, remains an active and growing research field. Research has led to new medications, new treatment regimens and new diagnostic tests that now prolong the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients.
For many developing regions of the world, including sub-Saharan Africa, the picture, while improving, is still bleak. Dr. Maponga says he is determined to give hope to ailing patients in his homeland and those in nearby countries by building bridges between Zimbabwe and developed countries like the U.S. and by adopting methods that they have used to control their AIDS epidemics. "We'll accomplish this with drug manufacturing and distribution, adherence programs, pharmacological research, education and training. And we continue to make steady progress in attaining these goals."
About the University at Buffalo – University of Zimbabwe AIDS International Training and Research Program
Initiated in the spring of 2009, The University at Buffalo (UB) and University of Zimbabwe (UZ) AIDS International Training and Research Program is a postgraduate fellowship training initiative to support HIV/AIDS clinical and translational pharmacology research in southern African countries. The UB and UZ faculty provide mentored training with a focus on current and investigational drug treatment for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, as well as the expertise in clinical pharma
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