Today the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Disease (a part of the National Institutes of Health) released the results of a major study that found the chances of transmitting HIV from one partner to another can be substantially reduced if the infected partner starts ARV treatment immediately instead of waiting until the treatment is required by impairment of his/her immune system. Apparently the large-scale clinical trial showed that by starting treatment while their immune systems were still in fairly decent shape, those infected were far less likely to pass the virus on to their partners.
Here are links to the story from the New York Times http://tinyurl.com/5r4z4qz
as well as the more detailed release from NIAID http://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsre...s/HPTN052.aspx
This may well end up being a big deal. If the findings are borne out by other studies, that will obviously make early detection and affordable treatment that much more important. Any thoughts?