Good news about AIDS

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    San Diego, California (CNN) -- Antiretroviral drugs that are being used to prolong the lives of patients infected with HIV/AIDS could also be greatly effective in slowing its spread, epidemiologist Brian Williams said.

    The concentration of the virus drops by a factor of 10,000 with antiretroviral treatment, resulting in 25 times the reduction of infectiousness, said Williams, formerly of the World Health Organization and now at the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis. That means that if more people with HIV received this therapy early, there would be fewer new cases of the disease, he said Saturday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    "We could effectively stop transmission within five years," Williams said.
    About 33 million people are living with HIV, according to 2008 estimates by the World Health Organization and UNAIDS. That year, 2 million people died of AIDS and 2.7 became newly infected.

    Expert: Using antiretroviral drugs early may curb HIV/AIDS spread - CNN.com
     
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    Yukon has it :thup:
     
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    I used to have AIDS but I had to lay both of them off when I retired.
     
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    no that would be bad news.....he then would infect,or has infected, all those young boys he chases.....
     
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    definitely great news, please scientist work hard
     
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    Kick and Kill protocol shows promise for AIDS cure...
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    Clinical Results Show Promise in Search for HIV Cure
    October 03, 2016 - A promising multi-disciplinary approach to fighting HIV has led to an encouraging first set of results from clinical trials. The new treatment — called Kick and Kill — comes out of a collaboration between five leading U.K. research establishments.
     
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    The good thing about AIDS is that it is ENTIRELY preventable. The bad news is that the general public is forced to pay the enormous cost of treatment and research - for a disease that is (did I mention this before?) entirely preventable.
     

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