Good Progress! Still The Risk is High – 4% is Huge for HIV Infection Gamble

Good Progress! Still The Risk is High – 4% is Huge for HIV Infection Gamble

A new study shows that people with HIV under a regime will not transmit it to their partners, 96% of the time. The rate goes up to 99% if they get HSV 2 / herpes 2 screening as well. This does not cure them, but it just reduces the rate they infect other people. People, do not try it, because 4% risk is still a huge number. Be cool and be wise and do not be deceived that exposing your life for 96% statistics is a good thing. Just make it 100% reduction and avoid acting silly.

 

The study was done by HPTN

 

Washington, DC – Men and women infected with HIV reduced the risk of transmitting the virus to their sexual partners through initiation of oral antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to findings from a large multinational clinical study conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), a global partnership dedicated to reducing the transmission of HIV through cutting-edge biomedical, behavioral, and structural interventions.

 

The study, known as HPTN 052, was designed to evaluate whether immediate versus delayed use of ART by HIV-infected individuals would reduce transmission of HIV to their HIV-uninfected partners and potentially benefit the HIV-infected individual as well. Findings from the study were reviewed by an independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB).The DSMB recommended that the results be released as soon as possible and that the findings be shared with study participants and investigators. The DSMB concluded that initiation of ART by HIV-infected individuals substantially protected their HIV-uninfected sexual partners from acquiring HIV infection, with a 96 percent reduction in risk of HIV transmission. HPTN 052 is the first randomized clinical trial to show that treating an HIV-infected individual with ART can reduce the risk of sexual transmission of HIV to an uninfected partner.

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