antiretroviral drugs

  • Nine-year-old Tumelo shows off antiretroviral (ARV) pills before taking his medication at Nkosi's Haven, south of Johannesburg November 28, 2014. Nkosi's Haven provides residential care for destitute HIV-positive mothers and their children, whether HIV-positive or not. Nkosi's Haven is named after Nkosi Johnson, the young AIDS activist who passed away on International Children's Day on June 1, 2001. December 1 is World AIDS Day. Picture taken November 28.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: HEALTH) - RTR4G62Y
    July 21, 2015  

    At the 2015 International AIDS Society Conference, researchers confirmed that starting HIV patients on antiretroviral drugs early does prevent AIDS-related illness and deaths. Gwen Ifill talks to Justin Goforth of Whitman-Walker Health and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx about how far we have come in the struggle against HIV/AIDS, and the goal of ending the disease by 2030. Continue reading

  • FIGHTING HIV drug monitor
    May 28, 2015  

    Federal health officials now say that individuals with HIV should start antiretroviral drugs as soon as they are diagnosed. That announcement was made after a large clinical trial was stopped because the evidence was so overwhelming. But how do you get those drugs to patients who need them around the world? Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health joins Judy Woodruff to discuss. Continue reading

  • April 10, 2012  

    Ray Suarez speaks with authors Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin about how “shadows of colonialism” hang over the spread of HIV from Africa. The topic is explored in their book “Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome it.” Continue reading

  • November 6, 2007  

    A U.S. program to curb AIDS in Africa is having success providing antiretroviral drugs to AIDS patients in Rwanda — particularly pregnant women and newborns. Health correspondent Susan Dentzer begins a series of reports examining the impact of the American effort. Continue reading