The Battle to End AIDS

It has been 38 years and a month since the first case of HIV infection was detected in 1981, according to Anthony Fauci, Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), who told a recent conference in Mexico City that life expectancy for a 20-year old newly diagnosed with HIV, only one to two years in the 1980s, has now increased to an average 53 years if that patient is on anti-retroviral therapy.

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