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PLoS Med. 2012;9(7):e1001232. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001232. Epub 2012 Jul 10.

HIV treatment as prevention: debate and commentary--will early infection compromise treatment-as-prevention strategies?

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America.

Abstract

Universal HIV testing and immediate antiretroviral therapy for infected individuals has been proposed as a way of reducing the transmission of HIV and thereby bringing the HIV epidemic under control. It is unclear whether transmission during early HIV infection--before individuals are likely to have been diagnosed with HIV and started on antiretroviral therapy--will compromise the effectiveness of treatment as prevention. This article presents two opposing viewpoints by Powers, Miller, and Cohen, and Williams and Dye, followed by a commentary by Fraser.

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22802728
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PMC3393667
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10.1371/journal.pmed.1001232
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