Closing the Implementation Gap to Stop HIV/AIDS – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Studies of AIDS patients in Vancouver, Canada shows the value of treating those many think are likely to fail. Dr. Julio Montaner, clinical director of a major AIDS research and treatment program there explains.
Montaner: The data is all in; the mathematics are sound; the cost effectiveness is a no-brainer; the benefit to the individual is absolute. … If we don't address the epidemic in these minorities, whether it's sex trade workers or substance users or homosexual or racial minorities, we will not be able to address the epidemic.
Montaner emphasizes that his results clearly show that, when it comes to HIV/AIDS, treatment means prevention. For more on AIDS research, visit www.niaid.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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