A Realistic Ambition?
Pierre Mendiharat
,
Elba Rahmouni
, and
Léon Salumu

Despite a concerted international effort in recent decades that has yielded significant progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the disease continues to kill large numbers of people, especially in certain regions like rural Ndhiwa district in Homa Bay County, Kenya. Although there is still no definitive cure or vaccine, UNAIDS has set an ambitious goal of ending the epidemic by 2030, specifically via its 90-90-90 (treatment cascade) strategy – namely that 90 per cent of

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The Politics of Infectious Disease
Duncan McLean
and
Michaël Neuman

, the broad evolution of the HIV pandemic is charted: from early stigmatisation to multibillion-dollar funding to current ambitions of elimination. In pushing treatment as a means of prevention, large question marks are nevertheless highlighted, notably the sustainability and replicability of the project. Both the DRC Ebola vaccine trial and Ndhiwa ‘treatment cascade’ strategy were interrupted by restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19. Lachlan McIver et al. contribute an editorial that

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