Number Of HIV/AIDS Cases In Sub-Saharan Africa Expected To Greatly Outpace Treatment Resources By 2020; Urgent Need To Ramp Up Prevention

Washington, DC. Nov. 29, 2010--The number of people infected with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to far outstrip available resources for treatment by the end of the decade, forcing African nations to make difficult choices about how to allocate inadequate supplies of lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART), says a new report by the Institute of Medicine and funded in part by Carnegie Corporation of New York.  It calls for a renewed emphasis on reducing the rate of new infections, promoting more efficient models of care, and encouraging shared responsibility between African nations and the U.S. for treatment and prevention efforts, which could greatly improve prospects for 2020 and beyond.  

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