Decreased HIV transmission after a policy of providing free access to highly active antiretroviral therapy in Taiwan.

@article{Fang2004DecreasedHT,
  title={Decreased HIV transmission after a policy of providing free access to highly active antiretroviral therapy in Taiwan.},
  author={Chi-Tai Fang and Hsu-Mei Hsu and S. T. Twu and Mao-Yen Chen and Yu-Yin Chang and Jing-Shiang Hwang and Jung-Der Wang and Che-Yen Chuang},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={190 5},
  pages={879-85}
}
BACKGROUND Taiwan established a nationwide surveillance system for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in 1989 and adopted a policy to provide all HIV-infected citizens with free access to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) beginning in April 1997. This provided an opportunity to determine the effect of the widespread use of HAART on the evolution of the HIV epidemic. METHODS We analyzed national HIV surveillance data. The HIV transmission rate was estimated by use of an… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 1 time over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS