AIDS meeting: Science here to slash HIV's spread

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Associated Press

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 23 at 9:32 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leading U.S. AIDS researcher says science has provided the tools needed to slash new infections even without a vaccine — if countries will put them in place.

Dr. Anthony Fauci told the International AIDS Conference Monday that it won't be easy or happen overnight. In his words, "no promises, no dates but we know it can happen."

Fauci says that "we want to get to the end of AIDS" but that "a lot of people, a lot of countries, a lot of regions have a lot to do."

Topping that list of tools is better treatment of people who already have HIV, so they're less likely to spread the virus. But Fauci also called male circumcision a "stunningly successful" step, pointing to part of Uganda that's stressing that step.

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