Tag Archives: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS: ARV Optimism Tempered by Home Truths

The prospect that antiretroviral drugs could prevent HIV infection in high-risk populations was the big news emerging from last month’s International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC. But the news raises the tricky ethical question of whether the US should spend $11,000 per patient to keep uninfected individuals healthy, when funds are lacking to provide life-saving […]
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WHO Pushes H1N1 Flu to Pandemic State

Image by Quiplash! via Flickr The Word Health Organization just bumped the H1N1 influenza to pandemic alert phase 6 (the highest alert level), making it the first worldwide pandemic in 41 years. According to WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, 30,000 cases of the swine flu have been reported in 74 countries, but there is a very […]
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