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Dichotomy alert: AIDS prevention vs treatment debate re-emerges | 

Today is the day after World AIDS Day. Things are pretty much the same.

Flickr, Benny Sølz.

Ruminating on the crazed repetitiveness yesterday of the news stories for this issue du jour, I felt a slight irritation crawling up from the lizard portion of my brain. Something in the torrent of AIDS stories yesterday nagged at me.

What was it? Like a bad aftertaste, or a fly buzzing around my head.

Whoa. It was the old AIDS treatment versus prevention debate. What some call the ugly dichotomy (which, by the way, only seems to apply to poor countries) is re-emerging. People are beginning to say we need to shift away from treatment in favor of prevention.

Oh no, here we go again … Continue reading