A Lil Positivity: HIV Drug Makes Transmission Virtually Impossible

- By Bossip Staff

Finally, some good news in the fight against the spread of HIV. A new study has shown that early treatment of HIV patients can prevent the transmission of the disease.

The drug, taken soon after someone has been infected with the disease, can lead to a 96 percent reduction in transmission. The research was conducted when 877 couples were studied. It was found that the couples given the drug early were drastically less likely to transmit the disease than those that didn’t get the treatment until the disease had started taking its toll.

This, of course, largely impacts the spread of HIV across the world if early detection is present. Still, this shouldn’t stop you all from strapping up and practicing safe sex.

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  • MR.MAKE.YA.FEELGOOD.(always read the fine print)

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  • Tm30

    That’s good and all but I see a problem, most people don’t know they’re infected until much later. Plus who in their right mind is going to test this. Even a couple, both with HIV, should still use protection because of the unpredictability of the virus. Plus they need breakdown this down in layman terms so EVERYBODY understands.

  • Juliemango

    Carefully read the study, it says less likely to transmit the virus not to get rid of it if infected!!!

    • MR.MAKE.YA.FEELGOOD.(always read the fine print)

      YOU GOT IT. ALWAYS READ THE FINEPRINT.

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  • G.M.

    if its in the form of a pill i doubt women will take it…u know how they dont like taking their pills lol XD

  • noble

    Until Monday when ‘what we meant was the drug doubles your chances to get HIV.’ These folks put out 842355352108 mixed messages a year.

  • http://mediaoutrage.com/2011/05/13/hiv-drug-makes-transmission-virtually-impossible/ Media Outrage » Blog Archive » HIV Drug Makes Transmission Virtually Impossible

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  • ooh no you didn't

    whoever signed up to get infected to see if this would work, KUDOS!!!!!!!!!

  • Cam

    Yeah…. Ok!

  • ololololol

    yah theyre getting good now…ive heard of many cases where those who have consistently taken their retrovirals test negative 🙂 too bad it wont ever be financially plausible in the parts of the world that need it

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  • Tap Dat

    Good news. But….What happens when these HIV+ folks wanna get back to dating the uninfected? They still have an incurable and infectious disease. What happens if they miss a dose or seven? And does this breakthrough mean they have the right to keep their status secret from future partners? Those are the questions we have to ask when these folks start thinking that they can rejoin the sexual revolution.

  • confidently_ugly

    So is there a certain strain that transmission is reduced for or all strains ??? hiv virus like other viruses and bacteria will continue to change/mutate until its resistant(for survival)..Im willing to bet this study was funded by a private sponsor which happens to make “pharms” awaiting FDA approval… This publication is so irresponsible. If it slows transmission great! (sarcasm) but the government is about to deeply cut funding/subsidy for hiv meds real soon.

  • http://juicytings.com/news/hiv-prevention-vacine-found/ HIV Prevention Vacine Found

    […] detected no signs of SIV. The findings suggest the vaccine could be effective enough to rid the body of immunodeficiency virus completely, according to the scientists writing in the journal […]

  • HIV MEDICAL CASE MANAGER

    Keep using condoms. What they leave out is most people with HIV have medication adherence issues and often take holidays off their medications when they first begin them. Also just because it makes it virtually impossible does not mean it is not possible. There’s still a chance can be transmitted. Play it safe. The cure for HIV/AIDS would put me out of a job, but I would welcome being unemployed if it meant the world was free of AIDS.

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