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U.S. public health funding steadily falling, new study shows

$40 billion loss of funds since 2009 — and it’s already making a difference to our health, say Fred Hutch experts

Nov. 12, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study has determined that public health funding, which drives efforts like disease prevention and immunization services, has steadily declined since 2002. Fred Hutch experts weigh in on how this disturbing drop has already harmed our health.

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Study shows ART lowers HIV transmission

Antiretroviral therapy associated with 92 percent decreased risk of HIV transmission among HIV-1 discordant couples in large, multinational study

June 1, 2010

Research led by Dr. Deborah Donnell of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has found that treating HIV-infected persons with antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces HIV transmission to their sexual partners by more than 90 percent.

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