Study: Early HIV Treatment Reduces Transmission Risks
HIV-positive people are significantly less likely to transmit HIV if they begin antiretroviral treatment immediately instead of waiting for their immune systems to start deteriorating, according to a new study funded by NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The study supports a recommendation made last year by San Francisco public health officials, who called for all people diagnosed with HIV to begin treatment right away.
- "HIV: Drugs Recommended Immediately To Stop Spread" (Allday, San Francisco Chronicle, 5/13).
- "Anti-HIV Drugs Prove Highly Effective in Preventing Transmission of Virus" (Maugh, Los Angeles Times, 5/13).
- "Early H.I.V. Therapy Sharply Curbs Transmission" (McNeil, New York Times, 5/12).