Monday, October 4, 2010

Early HIV Treatment Helps Immune Function

from The Times of India

A new study has found that HIV-infected individuals who begin antiretroviral theraphy (ART) soon after acquiring the virus may have stronger immune responses to other pathogens than HIV-infected individuals who beging ART later.

The findings from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggest that early initiation of ART may prevent irreversible immune system damage and adds to the body of evidence showing significant health benefits from early ART.

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