Large Trial Shows ‘Test And Treat’ Strategy Can Help Reduce HIV Transmission In Some African Communities

NPR: They Thought This HIV Strategy Couldn’t Work. But It Did
“…The study provided ‘test and treat’ to communities containing a total of about 1 million people in South Africa and Zambia from 2013 to 2018. The $130 million project is called PopART (Population Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy to Reduce HIV Transmission). The findings show that the practice could play a crucial role in controlling the AIDS epidemic. … Details of the new trial were revealed at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle this spring and will be published soon. The findings are likely to be a big source of discussion at the global AIDS and HIV conference in Mexico City in July…” (Silberner, 6/24).