Drugs Help ‘Reduce’ HIV Transmission

HIV-1 particles assembling at the surface of an infected macrophage.

HIV-1 particles assembling at the surface of an infected macrophage.

BBC News reports:

An HIV-positive person who takes anti-retroviral drugs after diagnosis, rather than when their health declines, can cut the risk of spreading the virus to uninfected partners by 96%, according to a study.

The United States National Institutes of Health sampled 1,763 couples in which one partner was infected by HIV.

It was abandoned four years early as the trial was so successful. The World Health Organization said it was a “crucial development”.

The study began in 2005 at 13 sites across across Africa, Asia and the Americas.

HIV-positive patients were split into two groups. In one, individuals were immediately given a course of anti-retroviral drugs. The other group only received the treatment when their white blood cell count fell.

Both were given counselling on safe sex practices, free condoms and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. Among those immediately starting anti-retroviral therapy there was only one case of transmission between partners.

[Continues at BBC News]

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  • Jackedu317

    they didn’t transmit aids because they died… a**holes… there’s a lot of evidence that would suggest the drugs actually make you sicker…

  • Jackedu317

    they didn’t transmit aids because they died… a**holes… there’s a lot of evidence that would suggest the drugs actually make you sicker…

  • anon

    using protection also helps prevent spreading the virus to uninfected partners

    • superfluous

      yes

      Throughout the study, both groups received HIV-related care that included counseling on safe sex practices, free condoms, treatment for sexually transmitted infections, regular HIV testing, and frequent evaluation and treatment for any complications related to HIV infection. ” ” which may help explain why the group of couples that didn’t initially receive the drugs had a 96,9% NON-transmission rate.. (unless my mathemathics is way off)

  • anon

    using protection also helps prevent spreading the virus to uninfected partners

  • superfluous

    yes

    Throughout the study, both groups received HIV-related care that included counseling on safe sex practices, free condoms, treatment for sexually transmitted infections, regular HIV testing, and frequent evaluation and treatment for any complications related to HIV infection. ” ” which may help explain why the group of couples that didn’t initially receive the drugs had a 96,9% NON-transmission rate.. (unless my mathemathics is way off)

  • JoiquimCouteau

     These studies are done with the intent of ‘demonstrating’ successful results; data is selectively included and excluded to support assertions made before the study began. HIV refers to, at most, an endogenous RNA-containing vesicle and is not transmissible through sexual intercourse, as longitudinal studies have consistently shown over and over again. 

    • Mr. Coffee

      Thats the spirit! A few more young men like you will get me that second yacht, hell maybe I can even afford another ex wife!

      You keep confusing them about whats going on, and I’ll keep profiting!

      • JoiquimCouteau

        So what do you think is ‘going on’ ?

    • superfluous

      yeah, the whole “abandoned 4 years early due to success” thing does sound a bit strange…
      would really appreciate sources for those last statements.

  • Anonymous

     These studies are done with the intent of ‘demonstrating’ successful results; data is selectively included and excluded to support assertions made before the study began. HIV refers to, at most, an endogenous RNA-containing vesicle and is not transmissible through sexual intercourse, as longitudinal studies have consistently shown over and over again. 

  • JoiquimCouteau

    As kary mullis said, 

    “The mystery of that damn virus has been generated by the $2 billion a year they spend on it. You take any other virus, and you spend $2 billion, and you can make up some great mysteries about it too.”

  • Anonymous

    As kary mullis said, 

    “The mystery of that damn virus has been generated by the $2 billion a year they spend on it. You take any other virus, and you spend $2 billion, and you can make up some great mysteries about it too.”

  • Mr. Coffee

     As the CEO and founding partner of a major Health Provider, I have a message to you.

    I have bills. I have 3 ex wives demanding alimony, I still owe on College 30 years after the fact, and I have to justify my 18 million dollar Christmas bonus.

    I also have several negro women and children whom the “Law” says I owe child support to, but I need to pool funds in case they decide to try and force the money out of me. Ghetto bitches should be glad they got my pearly white cock in the first place.

    That being said, after taxes and before ‘contributions’ from certain agencies I only made 45 million dollars last year. If I should take another pay cut, I may have to lay of a few maids, or even an assistant Butler. Anything that impedes on my bottom line takes food from some, but not all of my children’s mouths.

    You see, the treatment of AIDS / HIV is big money, and anything that endangers my money is serious business. Please, for the sake of my yacht, do whatever you can to ensure that as many people are infected with HIV as possible.

    Thank you.

    • Jackedu317

       you should commit suicide. its the only way to redeem your soul….

  • Mr. Coffee

     As the CEO and founding partner of a major Health Provider, I have a message to you.

    I have bills. I have 3 ex wives demanding alimony, I still owe on College 30 years after the fact, and I have to justify my 18 million dollar Christmas bonus.

    I also have several negro women and children whom the “Law” says I owe child support to, but I need to pool funds in case they decide to try and force the money out of me. Ghetto bitches should be glad they got my pearly white cock in the first place.

    That being said, after taxes and before ‘contributions’ from certain agencies I only made 45 million dollars last year. If I should take another pay cut, I may have to lay of a few maids, or even an assistant Butler. Anything that impedes on my bottom line takes food from some, but not all of my children’s mouths.

    You see, the treatment of AIDS / HIV is big money, and anything that endangers my money is serious business. Please, for the sake of my yacht, do whatever you can to ensure that as many people are infected with HIV as possible.

    Thank you.

  • Mr. Coffee

    Thats the spirit! A few more young men like you will get me that second yacht, hell maybe I can even afford another ex wife!

    You keep confusing them about whats going on, and I’ll keep profiting!

  • superfluous

    yeah, the whole “abandoned 4 years early due to success” thing does sound a bit strange…
    would really appreciate sources for those last statements.

  • Jackedu317

     you should commit suicide. its the only way to redeem your soul….

  • http://twitter.com/HouseOfNumber SearchingForAnswers

     Dr. Nancy Padian 10-year study on HIV transmission http://bit.ly/lbJha6 (video) http://bit.ly/kA0FjO (Paper)

    View the Award winning documentary “House of Numbers” to see why questions about this must be raised, and why deeper issues about HIV and AIDS need to be discussed. Lives are at risk. This is the first documentary,with the worldsforemost authorities, that  highlights the fundamental problems with HIVtesting, science, and statistics. It sheds new light on a misunderstoodphenomenon for which there is still no cure. GO to bit.ly/fhUxaJ – bit.ly/gogKLZ to see the trailer.

  • http://twitter.com/HouseOfNumber House of Numbers

     Dr. Nancy Padian 10-year study on HIV transmission http://bit.ly/lbJha6 (video) http://bit.ly/kA0FjO (Paper)

    View the Award winning documentary “House of Numbers” to see why questions about this must be raised, and why deeper issues about HIV and AIDS need to be discussed. Lives are at risk. This is the first documentary,with the worldsforemost authorities, that  highlights the fundamental problems with HIVtesting, science, and statistics. It sheds new light on a misunderstoodphenomenon for which there is still no cure. GO to bit.ly/fhUxaJ – bit.ly/gogKLZ to see the trailer.

  • Anonymous

     http://www.virusmyth.com/aids/hiv/slartefact.htm

    I also recommend you read Gallo’s original papers in which he claimed to have ‘isolated’ HIV. Or better yet, read his comments on the first draft of the most important one; 

    http://www.fearoftheinvisible.com/fraud-in-key-hiv-research-background

  • Anonymous

    From what?

  • Anonymous

    From what?

  • superfluous

    thanks! 

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