Early antiretroviral therapy and its great benefits

  • March 3, 2015
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pastillas vihEvery day there are more studies and advances in the development of new therapies to fight HIV. This is thanks to scientists from all over the world who work hard to study the behavior of HIV.

For example, a recent study led by Sunil Ahuja of the University of Texas, which analyzed the influence of the time elapsed between the HIV infection and the beginning of the treatment in the recovery of white blood cells to normal levels in 5,000 people, showed that T cells CD4 + levels recover faster in people who started HIV treatment during the first year, and have at least 500 T cells CD4 + per cubic millimeter.

Similarly, another study by the National Institutes of Health in the United States (NIH) has revealed that initiating antiretroviral therapy shortly after infection is one of the most important factors when it comes to improving the quality of life of people with HIV.

Determining the immune health of each person with HIV now changes completely, since from this moment on it is recommended to take into account the time elapsed from the moment of infection to start treatment.

This great study and its results support and suggest the idea of starting treatment soon after infection, when the CD4 + T cells are at relatively high levels.

Source: http://www.saludintegraldelamujer.com/la-terapia-antirretroviral-del-vih-durante-el-primer-ano-de-contagio-clave-para-la-preservacion-del-sistema-inmune/