EPIICAL data on Journal of AIDS: treat early, suppress fast!

14 Nov, 2019

Treat early, suppress fast!

In a new paper just published online in Journal of AIDS, EPIICAL researchers investigated the association between the timing of antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation and time-to suppression​ among HIV-infected infants who initiated​ ART within the first 28 days of life.

The study showed as children treated within 7 days of life have a faster​ time to viral suppression, which may result in a favorable ​impact on the viral reservoir.

These data strongly support the potential benefits of starting ART within 7 days of birth even in comparison to​ starting from 8 to 28 days after birth.