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Study shows having an STI will not turn untransmittable HIV-positive MSM to transmittable

Wed 14 Nov 2018 Hilight

September 2018, Journal of the International AIDS Society or JIAS has published the research article highlighting the Test and Treat study findings, produced by TRCARC.

The study conducted with 143 HIV-positive and STI-reactive men who have sex with men (MSM) in Thailand during November 2012-November 2015. It aimed to evaluate the correlation between STIs and HIV RNA in anogenital compartments among HIV-positive MSM before and after retroviral therapy (ART). The results showed that those diagnosed with HIV and STIs are still likely to have an undetectable viral load if they adhere to ART.

Gus Cairns interestingly reviewed the research article on www.aidsmap.com that the study confirms the generalizability of “Undetectable=Untransmittable” or U=U message and that it adds to the evidence that there is no evidence that having an STI will turn someone who cannot transmit HIV into someone who can.

Read Gus Cairns’ article here : http://www.aidsmap.com/page/3345560/
For the original study research article : https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jia2.25186

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