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UCLA Scientists Show Antiretroviral Drugs Can Eradicate AIDS Epidemic

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August 7, 2002
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UCLA AIDS Institute researchers have predicted that widespread use of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs can eventually stop the HIV epidemic in its tracks -- even in African nations where a high percentage of people are infected. The Lancet Infectious Diseases reports the findings in its August edition.

UCLA AIDS Institute researchers have predicted that widespread use of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs can eventually stop the HIV epidemic in its tracks -- even in African nations where a high percentage of people are infected. The Lancet Infectious Diseases reports the findings in its August edition. "Our findings sharply contrast the gloomy predictions that came out of the International AIDS Conference in Barcelona last month," said Sally Blower, UCLA professor of biomathematics and a member of the UCLA AIDS Institute. "Those statistics calculated that AIDS would claim 65 million lives by 2020."


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