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Chronic Illnesses and Challenges

CMV Retinitis: Gateway to Blindness in HIV Patients

Globally, 3 million HIV patients have experienced ocular complications. Yet, a reference to CMV retinitis, an opportunistic infection responsible for more than 90 percent of cases of AIDS-related blindness, is absent from the World Health Organization’s guidelines on HIV/AIDS.

Zimbabwe: It Takes a Village

The AIDS epidemic can be ended with current drugs—in theory. Now, a rural village in impoverished Zimbabwe has figured out how to help end it in real life in a simple, low-tech way.