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Introduction

José M. Zuniga, Alan Whiteside, Amin Ghaziani and John G. Bartlett

in A Decade of HAART

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780199225859
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723834 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225859.003.0001
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This chapter begins with a brief history of the emergence of AIDS and HIV. It then discusses the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). It argues that in twenty-five years since the first report of HIV, the effect of HAART to improve the prognosis of HIV-infected patients has not reached far beyond the industrialized world, despite recent political will, an influx of resources and bilateral and international efforts. The International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care's (IAPAC) historic symposium in 2006 entitled, ‘Decade of HAART’, from which this book of based, is described.

Keywords: AIDS; HIV; highly active antiretroviral therapy; HAART; IAPAC

Chapter.  2408 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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