The Tipping Point

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One way to measure progress in fighting AIDS is to compare the number of new HIV infections with the increase in HIV positive people on antiretroviral therapy (ART) over a given time period. An AIDS epidemic reaches its “tipping point” when the number of annual new HIV infection falls below the annual increase in patients starting ART. Coverage matters. A first milestone is treating approximately two thirds of people in need in a given country. Once that level is reached, countries and advocates can track progress to the tipping point.

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