The HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States today varies greatly from one locale to another—as does the response. Powerful antiretroviral drugs can reduce HIV to undetectable levels, staving off disease and slowing the spread of the virus, but fewer than one-third of the estimated 1.2 million infected people in the country take full advantage of the medicines. In the spring of 2012, Science correspondent Jon Cohen, working with photographers Malcolm Linton and Darrow Montgomery, explored the treatment and prevention challenges faced by 10 different U.S. cities, meeting with affected communities, clinicians, researchers, outreach workers, and public health officials.
Copyright 2011 American Association for the Advancement of Science. All Rights Reserved.