CROI 2016: Why is ART so much better today?

I’m not attending CROI (too much else going on) but I can’t resist following closely from afar. Dr. Carlos Del Rio along with many others has been live-tweeting the meeting. One tweet he wrote was below, referencing Dr. Joseph Eron‘s lecture.

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This exchange made me pause and reflect. Who gets the high quality drugs like dolutegravir? It certainly isn’t rural Mozambicans.  Our world values people who have money. Those lives matter.  The poor, whether they live in rural America or rural Mozambique, receive a lower standard of health care.  Does our society have the political will to ensure that the right to health is implemented? Are we willing to put our money where our mouth is?

Thanks so much for visiting my website! Writing and reading blog posts does take time and we all know that time is in short supply. You and I will both get much more out of this blog if it leads to dialogue. If you found my post useful and wouldn’t mind leaving a brief comment or sharing on social media, I would be grateful. Or if you’re shy about Tweeting but are willing to email me a comment that I can post anonymously or send an anonymous Surveymonkey, that would be great. My posts are generally written quickly, so if you find any factual or grammatical errors, please do let me know. Best regards, Philip Lederer

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