Before and after antiretroviral therapy

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Courtesy Dr. Joep Lange

An HIV+ Romanian orphan, before and after seven months of antiretroviral medication.

One of the aspects of HIV care provision that I find rewarding is that most patients respond very well to treatment. Unfortunately, there are great disparities in the availability of HIV drugs worldwide, and the boy documented in the above photos only received antiretrovirals after extensive lobbying by Dr. Lange (previous president of the International AIDS Society) and his colleagues.