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Scientists Worldwide Join To Fight HIV/AIDS

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It has been already 30 years that scientists over the world are puzzled by HIV/AIDS treatment and vaccine development, but still there is no success, and researchers accept that previous attempts to finding HIV treatments were useless. Now the main issue for them is to examine the current treatment and vaccine methods and to clarify which one is on the right way.

There is a lot of funding coming into HIV/AIDS fight. For example, World Bank allocated $1.5bn for 30 Sub-Saharan African countries in 2000 for a five year long program. US President's Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief allocated $48 billion in June 2008. However, the number of newly infected HIV and AIDS cases rapidly increases and there is no cure, no vaccine yet.

Scientists worldwide are now aiming at identifying the right way to fight infection outbreak and to make sure that AIDS funding goes to the right research and that the disease will beaten someday. Scientists suggest that the right answer to the following several questions will help find the right treatment path.

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It is very important for the public and health officials to understand why HIV/AIDS treatment is a must. There are tens of millions of infected people worldwide. They suffer not only from disease difficulties, but they also experience emotional burden. They suffer lifetime disabilities and their families struggle with difficulties of caring about infected family members.

Curing HIV/AIDS will not save lives of those infected, but will also significantly improve quality of life of their family members, will cut the risk for newborn babies being infected and will allow mothers to breastfeed healthily.

It is very important to make sure that all patients carefully watch AIDS and HIV treatment guidelines and always take their drugs on time. Following treatment steps is very important not only for curing the disease, but also for preventing it from becoming drug-resistant. Researchers are now examining treatment adherence in Africa and will present survey results soon.

Researchers also question the fact that most people feel comfortable about the infection because there is a widely available treatment. Especially in Africa, there are many young people who do not caution safety measures against the disease because they think they can access treatment easily and live a healthy life. Researchers urge the need of more education on HIV and AIDS to make people understand that it is extremely important to be protected.

HIV/AIDS funding seems to be very popular nowadays and researchers suggest a survey to find out weather the infection takes more funding than other diseases do. They need to make sure that HIV does not leave other diseases behind because all diseases deserve equal attention and research to find better treatment methods.