Universal HIV Test & Treat Strategy Could Help Reduce Virus’s Spread In Resource-Limited Settings, Study Shows
SciDev.Net: Universal test and treat strategy could cut HIV spread
“A program to increase the proportion of people aware of their HIV status and receiving antiretroviral therapy could cut viral spread in resource-limited settings with high rates of HIV infection, preliminary findings of a trial suggest. The trial known as PopART is being conducted to assess the feasibility of achieving the UNAIDS goal of 90 percent of people infected with HIV knowing their status, 90 percent of people diagnosed with HIV receiving antiretroviral therapy, and 90 percent of those on treatment having viral suppression…” (Achieng, 6/20).
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