HIV patients early why not they're too sick, dramatically lowers their chances of spreading the AIDS virus to a sexual partner.
The nine-country study confirms what scientists have long believed. HIV medicines don't just benefit patients' own health but act as prevention by making those people less infectious.Treatment patients were 96 percent less likely to spread HIV to their uninfected partner.
The findings promise to play a role in an important that Antiviral drugs are life-saving, but also expensive and side effect-prone.So how early should patients start taking them? In the U.S.That's a case-by-case decision for patients whose immune systems so far are moderately damaged by HIV in developing countries. Patients tend to be sicker before treatment starts.
The study may change those guidelines by adding the promise of partner protection.The study randomly divided the couples. Among half, the HIV-infected partner immediately started medication. Among the other half, the infected partner delayed medication until their level of CD4 cells, a key measure of immune health, dropped below 250 or they caught other AIDS-related illnesses.
Fauci said that the uninfected partner became infected with a strain of HIV that scientists could prove came from the originally infected partner in 28 couples. Only one of those infections was among the early-treated for us.We have to solve this affect anyway.