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Starting treatment within 6 months after infection
May 4, 2007

My friend was diagnosed with HIV+ in Feb 07, this was one month after infection. Have any satistics been proven with regards to taking meds for the first 6 months and if so for how long in duration.

Response from Dr. Pierone

We really do not have data which show early treatment of HIV infection changes the long-term course of HIV infection. The one exception might be if treatment is started before or during seroconversion. Since your friend was diagnosed a month after infection this would be out of that window period. There are studies which are underway how to best guide people who have recently been infected with HIV.

chance of getting aids almost zero?

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