U.S. HIV aid has prevented 741,000 deaths: study

People gather around lit candles to mark the upcoming World AIDS Day in KathmanduNEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The United States foreign aid program that sends billions of dollars to African countries for HIV treatment and prevention has cut the number of people dying for any reason in those nations, a new study suggests. Researchers had previously shown that the initiative — the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR — had prevented deaths from AIDS. But it was unclear if more people in those countries were only dying of tuberculosis or malaria instead, researchers explained. …



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