It seems that the fruit of scientists' efforts in the search for HIV treatment is about the ripen. United States' HIV epidemic is about to end in 2025.
According to Baltimore Sun, scientists from Women's Hospital in Boston and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and Brigham revealed that the HIV epidemic is close to its end in the coming years. After all those years of detection, treatment, and prevention, the HIV epidemic could now reach its end after the scientists see a track.
Science Daily reported that the researchers revealed a path that is expected to eliminated domestic HIV infection through several milestones that will start in the year 2020. HIV infection will be reduced annually until it reached the target of 21,000 by the year 2020 and another 12,000 by the year 2025.
As per the calculations of the scientists, when the goals will be possibly met, the year 2025, the total number of people in the United States who carries HIV epidemic would decline. Study co-author, Dr. David Holtgrave, chair of the Department of Health at Bloomberg School said that the good thing with the targets is that it could be achieved with the help of sustained and intensified national commitment in the next 10 years.
Dr. Holtgrave further added that "It's critical to note that the key to end the HIV epidemic lies in the willingness of the United States to supply and invest in the necessary resources to diagnose, prevent and treat HIV." At the same time, the mortality rate is visualized to drop at about 12,522 in 2025 or around 24 percent.
The projections will be used by the scientists to potentially end the HIV academic in the United States as the main drive to reach the benchmarks set by the National HIV/AIDS Strategy or NHAS. The benchmarks are expected to be attained in 2020 and were first released by former US President Barack Obama in 2010.