A recent project I worked on was published as a feature article in Science Magazine. The article, written by the talented Jon Cohen, explores the public health efforts to effectively end the spread of HIV and AIDS. For this assignment we spent most of our time at the Magnet Clinic in the Castro District of San Francisco.
As Cohen writes, “Magnet’s aggressive attempt to prevent the spread of HIV to people at high risk is part of a groundbreaking citywide initiative … that aims to … effectively … ‘end’ its epidemic … Recent advances in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention have convinced an increasing number of scientists, politicians, and advocates that the tools now exist to end AIDS epidemics locally and, by 2030, around the world. Chief among the new findings that have driven this optimism is that antiretroviral (ARV) drugs both ward off disease in an infected person and, if the virus is suppressed to undetectable levels, powerfully reduce the risk of transmission.”
To read the full article — “Means To An End” — see the 17 July 2015 issue (Vol. 349 Issue 6245). You can also read more in an online short, here. I’d like to thank Science Magazine for the opportunity, Jon Cohen for his erudite advice, the entire staff at Magnet Clinic whose work is both heroic and incredibly important, and the courageous patients who let us share a few very intimate and private moments. Here are some images from their story:
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