Ending the HIV–AIDS Pandemic — Follow the Science
N Engl J of Med Dec.3, 2015 V.373 P.2197-2199
A.S. Fauci and H.D. Marston
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD.
In July 1996, researchers, policymakers, and activists involved in the fight against HIV–AIDS met in Vancouver, Canada, for the 11th International Conference on AIDS.
During that historic meeting, practitioners and patients heard evidence regarding a powerful weapon to stop the relentless onslaught of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): combination antiretroviral therapy (ART), with a protease inhibitor as the centerpiece of the regimen.
In the nearly 20 years since that watershed meeting, the early promise of durable effects from combination therapy has been realized for many patients: between 2000 and 2014, the rollout of ART saved an estimated 7.8 million lives worldwide…..