January 27, 2014 | Health Affairs Blog

Don't Put the Brakes on Ending AIDS

Allowing the pace of treatment delivery to slow down doesn’t make public health or economic sense. A recent study found that HIV treatment programs in developing countries result in long-term economic returns of up to 287 percent in the form of increased labor productivity, averted orphan care, and deferred medical care. A World Bank study in Kenya showed that when AIDS treatment was expanded, adult working hours increased and children’s nutritional status and school attendance improved.

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