AIDS and gay rights activist; Founder & Advisory Editor, AIDSmeds
Very Early HIV Treatment: A Functional Cure?
By Peter Staley on July 25, 2012 5:00 PM
Frankly, it's too soon to say. But an intriguing study being released tomorrow at the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC will suggest that starting anti-HIV therapy very soon after infection could allow patients to stop therapy and still suppress the virus the rest of their lives -- a so-called functional cure.
Of course, this might only be useful for the newly infected. The rest of us will need to wait for a great deal more research in this area.
Watch Science magazine reporter Jon Cohen explain: