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Author Topic: Treatment as Prevention  (Read 548 times)

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Offline timmm55

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Treatment as Prevention
« on: July 12, 2015, 04:42:54 PM »
I was disappointed with web page on this site:

"This recommendation has been somewhat controversial, as the studies used to support it (including HPTN 052) primarily involved heterosexual couples in long-term monogamous relationships (TasP has not been studied in populations of men who have sex with men....."

No  mention of the Swiss Statement (noninfectious), the Partners Study (likely zero) and did have gay couples, or Opposites Attract (no cases of transmissions) also gay couples. And several others.

No quotes from Dr. Anthony Fauci or Dr. Julio Montaner....who virtually created TasP.

Also on this site:
"These lingering questions have prompted additional research to explore not only the personal benefits of treatment—AIDS-free survival for the person infected with HIV—but also the public health implications of getting all HIV-positive people, especially those who are unaware of their status, in to care and on treatment to reduce the ongoing spread of HIV."

In my mind these questions have been answered. "“We can aspire to a world without AIDS based on the treatment and prevention modalities that we already have,” Dr. Fauci said. “However, there is no doubt in my mind that we could achieve this goal in a more expeditious and permanent way if we could offer the possibility of a cure—or at least sustained virologic remission in the absence of therapy—to a substantial proportion of individuals infected with HIV, while at the same time boosting our combination prevention options with a vaccine.”


As a POZ site, it isn't very informative or supportive of POZ undetectable.

Even ACON is more emphatic:
There are now at least five strategies that reasonably constitute‘safe sex’, provided that certain parameters are met.
They are:
1.The use of Condoms during casual encounters between men of unknown or discordant serostatus.
2.HIV negative men taking effective pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
3.Men living with HIV who only have sex without condoms when they have a sustained undetectable viral load (UVL) and in the absence of sexually transmissible infections (STIs).
4.Effective use of serosorting between HIV positive men.
5.Effective negotiated safety agreements.


Offline AusShep

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Re: Treatment as Prevention
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 10:52:21 AM »
"Last Revised: August 17, 2012"

There's plenty of older articles around.   I think it's fine for the quick summary it is, but is in need of an update since its been 3 years. 


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