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Very Early HIV Treatment: A Functional Cure?

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:

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Comments on Peter Staley's blog entry "Very Early HIV Treatment: A Functional Cure?"

I saw that and indeed it is very interesting
Makes you wonder what is a cure ad are these people cured of the disease.

The idea of catching a disease early is always good -you hear this all the time with cancer and with starting HAART early too you can get the HIV before it takes too much of a whole
All positive but who gets tested after 40 days

6 weeks is the thought the Minimum and thats only IF you feel you are in real risk and most only get tested at 3 months if at all until serious symptoms start to show.

It is all progress though

how early is early? 1 month? 1 year?

I think in this study is was 40 days, on average.

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