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Daniel Rivera

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 19:57

Thanks for the summary, Marty. I was interested in learning more about the 90/90/90 rule and found out that its origin is from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and came about, formally, in 2014. While the new therapies and real patient successes are intriguing and certainly very impressive considering HIV/AIDs was once considered a death sentence, I think Dr. Perez made a good point that the public health component to eradicating HIV/AIDS is equally important. As you summarized it, it seems quite logical. But upon some digging, I found an article reviewing the challenges associated with attaining this goal. Here it is: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5435269/

It lists things like consistent and reliable drug delivery, non-uniform data collection, and continuous monitoring amongst patients to be significant hurdles to achieving disease control and eradication via the 90/90/90 approach. I found this article contextualized the real world challenges with disease control well. Worth a quick read!

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Daniel Rivera

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