The World of Medicine is taking another groundbreaking turn with this new finding! HIV has been a concerning issue for people all over the world. Even though people took HIV meds, it still didn’t seem to make a difference. The new research suggests that people on HIV Meds have an ‘almost zero‘ chance of spreading the virus.
The ‘almost zero’ risk of transmitting the virus to their sexual partners is if their virus levels are low. The research study has highlighted some important things with a review of the World Health Organization (WHO). Let’s dive in to get to know more about this mind-blowing discovery.
Groundbreaking Research Findings
“These findings are important as they indicate that it is extremely rare for people who maintain low levels of HIV to transmit it to their sexual partners,” said Infectious-disease specialist, Dr. Laura Broyles in a statement.
The new findings of the research reveal something that has never been known before. Data has been reviewed from thousands of people across 25 countries. The research indicates the findings on people who have low but still detectable amounts of HIV. The proper intake of the HIV medicine known as ‘antiretroviral therapy’ can reduce the risk of transmission to nearly zero.
Antiretroviral therapy continues to transform the lives of people living with #HIV.— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) July 23, 2023
People living with HIV who are diagnosed and treated early, and take their medication as prescribed, can expect to have the same health and life expectancy as their HIV-negative counterparts… pic.twitter.com/iSejjVelnT
On July 22, 2023, these incredible results were published in the Journal of ‘The Lancet’. The virtual representation of the research and its findings is expected to be presented at the 12th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2023).
The evidence of the study suggests that the HIV viral load measurement should be less than or equal to 1000 copies per mL. But the consistent use of ‘antiretroviral therapy’ or ART is important. Continuous intake can reduce the risk to ‘almost zero.’ However, having more than 1,000 virus copies/mL in the blood includes a risk of transmission.
Over the years, a significant amount of evidence showed that ART helps to reduce the amount of virus levels in the bloodstream. But with the recent research findings, some health officials declared “undetectable equals untransmittable.”
World Health Organization Declaration
World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the news accompanied by the Lancet systematic review. The role of HIV viral suppression is highlighted in the presentation. The importance of undetectable HIV levels in the transmission of the virus is also described in the review.
“These new findings are also significant as they indicate that the risk of sexual transmission of HIV at low viral loads is almost zero,” stated review co-author and diagnostics adviser in WHO, Dr. Lara Vojno.
World of Medicine has another groundbreaking news! The newest research findings suggest that people On HIV Meds Have ‘Almost Zero’ Chance Of Spreading The Virus. This incredible news is even declared by the World Health Organization. The new research findings reveal something that has never been known before.