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消灭艾滋病的四个办法

匹兹堡—在与艾滋病的战争中,一些故事更能说明通往全球消灭艾滋病的漫漫长路。2009年,我在坦桑尼亚就听说了这样一个故事。

我访问了一个偏远村庄,和一位获知自己艾滋病毒阳性的妇女对话。她告诉我,当时的卫生指南说,在她的CD4 辅助性T细胞(一种免疫系统中的白血球)下降到一定阈值以下之间,她不会得到治疗。

她跋涉数英里去检查CD4 辅助性T细胞,到了才发现测试机器坏掉了。过了一段时间,她又跋涉数英里去做检查,但机器仍然坏着。过了几个月,她第三次步行前往这家医院才成功地做了检查,她的细胞数量已经远远低于阈值。她应该在几个月前就开始获得治疗。

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