Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 10th, 1998
HIV infects 16,000 people every day. Most of these people soon will die from treatable diseases such as tuberculosis. A relative few, fortunate enough both to have access to state-of-the-art treatments and to withstand their side effects, will survive for extended periods.
Despite the "Bridging the Gap" theme of the 12th World AIDS Conference, held June 28-July 3, 1998, in Geneva, Switzerland, a yawning gulf separates those who survive and those who quickly succumb to HIV disease. But this is not the gap it is most urgent to span.
A greater gap lies between what can be done - now - and...
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