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Women Fare Better in S. Africa HIV/AIDS Treatment Study

A new, long-term study in South Africa that looked at the results of an effective treatment for HIV-AIDS found that it increased life expectancy but was a bigger benefit to women than to men. Antiretroviral therapy, or ART, became widely available in 2004. Jacob Bor of the Boston University School of Public Health and his colleagues analyzed treatment data collected in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province between 2001 and 2011 and said the scale-up of ART “dramatically transformed...

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