Landmark case holds promise for HIV treatment (Dr. Julio Montaner)
A French teenager, in remission from HIV despite stopping treatment yearsago, has “bolstered the scientific case for initiating HIV treatment soon after diagnosis” that will go a long way in effectively fighting the deadly virus, experts have said.
The results from the landmark case of the French teenager, who was diagnosed with HIV and was given four anti-retroviral drugs when she was three months old, were presented by researchers at the eighth International Aids Society’s (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Vancouver, Canada, on July 20, a statement read.
“IAS 2015 will be remembered as the definitive moment when the world agreed earlier initiation oftreatment is the best way to preserve the health of people living with HIV, and one of the best tools we have to slow HIV transmission to others,” said Julio Montaner, IAS 2015 local co-chair and director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.
Can-India News reports.
Dr. Michael O'Shaughnessy