HIV: Early Treatment is Key

  Durban, South Africa – People living with HIV in South Africa who start antiretroviral therapy before their immune systems are severely compromised have life expectancies close to that of the general population, researchers have found. Published this week in the journal PLOS Medicine, the research shows that the life expectancy is around 80 percent of that of the general population, provided those with HIV initiate treatment before their CD4 count (a measure of the strength of the immune system… Read more