to end aids
Working for an AIDS-free
We believe that HIV/AIDS can
Test & Treat to End AIDS
was formed in 2010 to advocate for a strategy that hinged on expanded
voluntary testing for HIV and immediate drug treatment
for those testing positive regardless of their CD4 count or viral load. We believed this aggressive approach
could halt the spread of HIV.
At that time, relatively few
people agreed with us.
But that has changed —
dramatically. With several scientific studies supporting our view,
including a landmark National Institutes of Health study in May
2011 (HPTN 052), and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton endorsing
the approach in November 2011, the test-and-treat strategy is getting
the attention it deserves.
The U.S. government has pledged additional financial resources to scale up test-and-treat along with expanding other demonstrated prevention strategies. The
goal of an AIDS-free generation, Secretary Clinton has said, “may
be ambitious, but it is possible [and] would be one of the greatest
gifts the United States could give to our collective future.”