CT studies were performed at 8-week intervals during therapy in every patients and at the end of the first 4 weeks of therapy in a few patients. The results were judged according to the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors , version 1.0. A comprehensive response was defined as the disappearance of all target lesions, and a partial response as a decrease by at least 30 percent in the sum of the biggest diameter of each target lesion, relative to the corresponding sum at baseline. Progressive disease was defined as an increase by at least 20 percent in the sum of the largest diameter of each target lesion, relative to the smallest corresponding diameter recorded because the begin of treatment, or the appearance of one or even more new lesions. Steady disease was thought as the lack of shrinkage sufficient for a partial response and the lack of enlargement enough for progressive disease, relative to the corresponding sum at baseline.Global Helps Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby writes in an opinion piece in The Hill. ‘This is a moment of hope,’ he adds, continuing, ‘The world has seen a simple transformation in the global AIDS outlook in the last 10 years, with the U.S. President’s Emergency Arrange for AIDS Alleviation and the Global Fund to Fight Helps, Tuberculosis and Malaria playing leading roles. ‘ Related StoriesClinical trial suggests HIV patients should begin therapy sooner instead of laterEppendorf launches mobile appHowever, Goosby writes, ‘[t]he point is not that it is time to rest on our laurels – – it’s exactly the opposite: given that we’ve made so much improvement, and come so far, we must push on and carry out even more simply.’ He adds, ‘The achievement we’ve achieved so far is usually what tells us that we can perform an AIDS-free generation.