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Author Topic: Early HIV Treatment Shrinks Viral Reservoir  (Read 541 times)

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Offline Jim Allen

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Early HIV Treatment Shrinks Viral Reservoir
« on: July 03, 2024, 04:57:22 pm »
There's nothing new but it largely confirms what we knew. As for the functional cure, we have it, a pill a day, move on with your life. Now what they are chasing should be called something different in my own opinion, but we all know the saying about opinions.

https://www.poz.com/article/early-treatment-shrinks-hiv-viral-reservoir
"Starting antiretrovirals during acute infection leads to more rapid decay of the viral reservoir, which could improve prospects for a functional cure."

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People with HIV who start antiretroviral treatment very soon after infection experience a faster decline in the size of the viral reservoir in CD4 T cells, according to study findings reported in a recent preprint. While early treatment usually does not prevent viral rebound after stopping antiretrovirals, a smaller reservoir could raise the likelihood of long-term remission in cure studies.
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Re: Early HIV Treatment Shrinks Viral Reservoir
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2024, 07:32:58 pm »
It's a bit late for me but just shows that early detection and early treatment is a good thing. 

The issue is just getting testing and many still won't as they think "it wont' happen to me".  That goes for both gay and straight people.

Still good to know that things are improving with the science and each day learning more.
Date - CD4 - Percent - VL
08/23/23 - 366 - 26%
06/20/23 - 349 - 21% - UD
04/15/23 - 229 - 19% - <20
11/14/22 - 486 - 24% - 73
10/12/22 - 316 - 19% - <20
06/20/22 - 292 - 21% - <20
01/25/22 - 321 - 22% - <20
09/22/21 - 278 - 19% - <20
02/02/21 - 225 - 19% - <20
06/08/20 - 257 - 20% - <20
03/17/20 - 285 - 19% - 101 (2.00)
12/17/19 - 290 - 20% - <20
09/17/19 - 218 - 16%
06/18/19 - 173 - 16% - <20
03/13/19 - 170 - 16% - <20
January 2019 - Started Triumeq
12/05/08 - 174 - 18% - <20
08/28/18 - 166 - 15% - <20
05/08/18 - 106 - 11% - <20
03/05/18 -   90 - 10% - <20
12/11/17 -   60 -   8%
09/07/17 -   42 -   6% - 54 (1.70)
May 2017 - Started Atripla
05/11/17 -    2 -    1% - 169,969 (5.23)
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