French patients nearly free of HIV show benefit of quick treatment

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    Mar 15, 2013 9:17 PM GMT
    Fourteen HIV patients who got quick treatment with AIDS drugs have been able to stop the treatment without the virus coming back, French researchers reported on Friday.

    While it’s clear the patients are not cured, they may be able to continue healthy lives without the drugs, the researchers report in the journal PloS Pathogens. And their cases point to the importance of diagnosing and treating HIV patients as quickly as possible...


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    Mar 15, 2013 10:11 PM GMT
    I think an important message here is the rapidity of the treatment beginning. A reason for regular HIV testing, and after risky behavior may have occurred. Unfortunately, not everyone in the US has access to "morning after" treatment, but sooner is still better than later.