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What Will HIV Treatment Look Like in 5 Years?

March 21, 2014


Richard Elion

Greater Reach and Less Frequent Doses

"I think the future HIV landscape will be marked by two changes from what we see now. The first will be a much greater effort and infrastructure to engage the unengaged. Since the cascade shows that in any given community 50 to 70 percent of the people are not suppressed, if we don't migrate toward getting those people in care it's not going to change the trajectory of the epidemic. Whether that will involve different strategies about doing care, such as less frequent injections of medicine or simpler regimens that get rolled out by different levels of providers, and how that will be influenced by the Affordable Care Act and 'Obamacare,' that will be an emerging question."

-- Richard Elion, Director of Clinical Research, Whitman Walker Health.

This article was provided by It is a part of the publication The 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014).


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