What Is the Most Pressing Issue in HIV Care Today?
By Warren Tong
July 23, 2013
Test and Treat
"There are a number of things that are important. Probably the most important is getting everybody that's infected on treatment. There are still a large number of people in the U.S. that don't know they're infected and could be treated. That would do a lot for them and also do a lot to inhibit transmission."
-- Joseph Margolick, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, Md.
Warren Tong is the research editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.
Comment by: John Marshall
Sat., Oct. 19, 2013 at 2:12 pm EDT
Like most doctors, he tries to minimize the side effects of the meds. Severe adverse events stage 3/4 can happen. The number may be as high as 25% of patients. The meds are highly toxic and can be debilitating. The NRTIs cause a lot of irreversible damage to body chemistry. Diarrhea my ass.
Comment by: bcilla13
Tue., Sep. 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm EDT
treatment is without doudt the key to our survival i encourage everyone suffering from this illness to get into care and remain in care, the only way to sustain life span is by treating this disease aggressively.
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