Global Post examines how "many [HIV] patients around the world continue to turn to more affordable but far less reliable treatments" instead of proven -- but more expensive -- therapies, such as antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. "These interventions, founded in belief rather than biology, can in fact worsen the spread of HIV," the news service writes. As researchers search for a scientific-based cure or vaccine, "[h]ealth workers hope increased awareness and further research into the virus will help eradicate the spread of HIV," GlobalPost writes, noting it "is encouraging is that funding is being provided to help scientists in their groundbreaking work" (Connolly, 12/4).
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