Studies Confirm That Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Two big studies detailed Monday confirm that earlier treatment for the AIDS virus not only keeps people healthy, but prevents them from infecting others.

The results have AIDS experts more optimistic than ever that it's possible to put a serious dent into the pandemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which has killed nearly 40 million people and which infected close to 37 million more.

“The road for us going forward is very clear,” said Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

Maggie Fox reports.

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