Early and continuous antiretroviral therapy advocated by Swiss to stop HIV transmissions in gay men

Published: April 13, 2010

Early and continuous antiretroviral therapy advocated by Swiss to stop HIV transmissions in gay men

Most new HIV infections amongst gay men in Switzerland originated in individuals with chronic HIV infection, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS.

Transmission clusters were mapped amongst gay men recently infected with HIV in Zurich and in the Swiss HIV Cohort. Only two infections appeared to originate from individuals with very recent HIV infection. In all other cases, the source patient was an individual who had been infected with HIV for at least one year.

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