Doctors around the world are struggling with such disease as AIDS. This disease is considered incurable but Australian scientists claim otherwise. They argue that AIDS cases fell sharply and may disappear at all in the near future.
Professor Andrew Grulich, Head, HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Program at the Kirby Institute, confirmed: “While HIV was traditionally the precursor to AIDS, advances in the effectiveness of HIV medicines and access to them means very few Australians who are able to access HIV therapies now progress to AIDS. The announcement marks the culmination of a thirty-three year response, spanning science, medicine and community outreach and activism. Australia has made tremendous progress both in treating and preventing HIV and preventing it from progressing to AIDS. While we continue to see a number of people diagnosed late with HIV, some of whom have AIDS-type symptoms, the AIDS public health threat has morphed into an HIV prevention challenge. We continue to see more than 1000 new HIV diagnoses a year in Australia. In fact, with new prevention tools such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Australia has a real chance of both consolidating our tremendous progress against AIDS and reaching the ambitious goal of virtual elimination of HIV transmission by 2020”.
Australian scientists say that 2020 will be the year when AIDS will disappear forever from human life.