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Author Topic: STIs make no difference to TaSP (Treatment as prevention)  (Read 623 times)

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STIs make no difference to TaSP (Treatment as prevention)
« on: September 30, 2018, 04:52:42 am »
Yesterday was reading this one, not really news as such but it supports the evidence already known i suppose.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jia2.25186

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Sexually transmitted infections and HIV RNA levels in blood and anogenital compartments among Thai men who have sex with men before and after antiretroviral therapy: implication for Treatment as Prevention programme

In (plain) English:

Full write-up:
aidsmap.com

http://www.aidsmap.com/Study-confirms-STIs-make-no-difference-to-undetectability-and-infectiousness-in-people-taking-HIV-treatment/page/3345560/

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Study confirms STIs make no difference to undetectability and infectiousness in people taking HIV treatment

A study conducted with gay men in Thailand has found that people who are diagnosed with HIV and start antiretroviral therapy (ART) are no less likely than others to have an undetectable viral load if they are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

This confirms the generalisability of the “Undetectable = Untransmittable” (U=U) message. It shows that the original Swiss Statement on undetectability and transmission, issued ten years ago, was too cautious when it excluded people with STIs. ...

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Re: STIs make no difference to TaSP (Treatment as prevention)
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 05:29:30 am »
Adding the POZ write-up.

https://www.poz.com/article/even-stis-undetectable-still-equals-untransmittable-says-study

Even With STIs, Undetectable Still Equals Untransmittable
But gay men living with untreated HIV did see higher viral loads if they also had a sexually transmitted infection, says a new study.
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