Easterly: AIDS Prevention Different From Treatment

AIDS prevention and treatment are two complimentary but entirely different goals that need to be tackled separately, Bill Easterly writes on the Aid Watch blog.

“Treatment is not necessary and sufficient to do prevention. Prevention will remain a separate goal that needs at least SOME direct attention even if there is a lot of complementarity,” Easterly argues.

The New York University professor was reacting to a reader’s comment on his blog referring to two recent New York Times articles about the fight against HIV and AIDS.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.