Immediate, Aggressive Spending on HIV/AIDS Could End Epidemic

ScienceDaily (Nov. 18, 2009) — Money available to treat HIV/AIDS is sufficient to end the epidemic globally, but only if we act immediately to control the spread of the disease. That was the conclusion of a study just published in the open-access journal, BMC Public Health. This approach defies conventional thinking, which recommends gradual spending over 15-20 years. Canadian Researchers found that an aggressive program over five years is the only way to end the epidemic given our current resources.  The study, part of a supplement on “The OptAIDS project: towards global halting of HIV/AIDS,” was based on a leading-edge mathematical model developed by mathematicians and biologists.   The research is in press; read more at ScienceDaily….