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A world ravaged by a disease without HAART

José M. Zuniga and Amin Ghaziani

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/9780199225859.003.0002
A world ravaged by a disease without HAART

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This chapter begins with a recollection of the early days of HIV and AIDS, prior to the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). It chronicles the so-called ‘dark ages’ of HIV/AIDS treatment, which focused on the treatment of patients with chemical agents already in use. It describes the advent and evolution of HAART and its extension of and enhancement of life with HIV.

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

Chapter.  16108 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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