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[Comment] The International AIDS Society—Lancet Commission on the future of the HIV response and global health

HIV/AIDS has been the most severe and widespread infectious disease pandemic of our time—with more than 75 million people infected, more than 40 million deaths, and some 38 million people living with the virus in 2017 and requiring lifelong, daily treatment to stay well.1 Yet by any measure, the global response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic has been one of the extraordinary success stories of modern medicine, public health, human rights, and global solidarity. By 2016, more than 18 million people living with HIV had started life-sustaining antiretroviral therapy,2 and new preventive interventions, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and treatment as prevention,3 have shown remarkable effectiveness.

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