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1.8

In 2016, there were

M I L L I O N new cases of HIV worldwide; nearly

40,000 of them were in the United States.

1.1 17 More than

M I L L I O N people in the U.S. are living with HIV today;

in of them don’t know it.

“A L O T O F O U R W O R K I S T E A C H I N G P E O P L E T H AT T H E Y C A N G E T P r E P W I T H O U T I N S U R A N C E . T H E H E A LT H CARE SYSTEM IS DAUNTING, AND I T ’ S D O U B LY S O I F YO U D I D N ’ T G R O W U P I N T H E U . S .”

FA L L 20 1 8

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38% 50% of the U.S. population but over

JOHN BYRNE ’99

Clinical trials demonstrate that Truvada is more than 90 percent effective in preventing HIV-negative individuals from sexually acquiring HIV. Studies that monitored usage suggest that when taken correctly — every day, without fail — its efficacy could be as high as 99 percent. Inconsistent dosing lowers protection. For IV drug users, the figure is closer to 70 percent.

Southern states account for

In his career in global public health,

Adil Bahalim ’02 has supported com-

munity health following the Ebola crisis in Liberia, developed strategy for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and consulted for the HIV/AIDS department of the World Health Organization. Now he is finishing a doctoral program in public health at Harvard University

P H OTO BY R I CA R D O SA L A Z A R

of new HIV diagnoses.

Figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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