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Breaking Research From IAS 2009: A Discussion With HIV/AIDS Activists Bob Munk and Matt Sharp

    "There I was in Africa, this many years later, and people were clamoring, demanding, _begging_ for treatments that _we've_ had _for years_ in the U.S. and in Europe." _\-- Matt Sharp_
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    "We _cannot_ simply apply the developed-world model of care to the developing world. It's unaffordable." _\-- Bob Munk_
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    "When you have a sophisticated, privileged population that's able to afford it, there probably _are_ people that are getting PrEP prescribed." _\-- Matt Sharp_
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    "We still don't know what the long-term implications of taking medications for life are. We have limited data. If people start taking drugs earlier in the disease course, what's that going to mean in terms of long-term side effects and adverse events?" _\-- Matt Sharp_
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    "I think there's always a fear of breaking away from whatever the dogma happens to be." _\-- Bob Munk_
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    "I see the FOTO study as part of a larger _trend_, which includes studies on monotherapy and induction maintenance." _\-- Bob Munk_
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    "Unfortunately, we've grown up in an era where we look for the magic bullet. We've gotten magic bullets to _control_ viral load and to increase CD4 counts. There is _no_ magic bullet for stopping smoking. Yet, it shows up _again and again and again_ as a _major_ health risk factor." _\-- Bob Munk_
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