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Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits => Research News & Studies => Topic started by: Jim Allen on February 23, 2020, 03:55:14 am

Title: Adults living with HIV have a much higher viral suppression rate than youth.
Post by: Jim Allen on February 23, 2020, 03:55:14 am
Not surprising that early intervention & support helps people.

Full POZ.com write-up; https://www.poz.com/article/young-people-hiv-less-likely-undetectable

A recent NIH study found that adults have a much higher viral suppression rate than youth.

In short
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researchers analyzed data from the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN), an NIH-supported collection of 13 sites that provide care and treatment for young people with HIV.

A total of 1,411 HIV-positive youths between 12 and 24 years old were referred to the ATN sites. Of those, 75% were then enrolled in medical care, 34% remained in care and started antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and just 12% achieved a fully suppressed viral load. By comparison, among older adults referred to care, other studies have found rates of viral suppression of 32% to 63%.

Compared with youths referred to care three months or longer after their HIV diagnosis, those referred within one to six weeks of their diagnosis were 2.5 times more likely to achieve full viral suppression, and those referred within six weeks to three months were nearly twice as likely to have an undetectable viral load.