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High Rate Of Viral Suppression Found Among Individuals New To HIV Care

About 86% of people who entered HIV care soon following diagnosis maintained viral suppression following 48 Weeks during a clinical test. This test was carried out at about four National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) across the U.S. Contributors in the clinical test. This rest was named as iENGAGE, which attained viral suppression in about just 63 Days. The findings of the research were presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2019), Seattle.

The iENGAGE was financially supported by NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The results of this research highlighted the advantages of associating individuals with HIV to treatment services soon following diagnosis and underline the significance of efforts to involve all individuals with HIV in care. Provision of efficient HIV treatment resulting in continued viral suppression is an important component of attempts to stop the HIV outbreak in the U.S.

On a similar note, by the end of 2017, more than 36 Million individuals were found suffering from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It included more than 70 Million individuals affected since the starting of the outbreak. Out of those almost 70 Million, approximately 35 Million died due to HIV. At the same time, in 2017 only, about 940,000 expired due to HIV-associated illnesses.

HIV is said to be a disease that is responsible for damaging cells in the immune system. It drastically weakens the body’s capability to fight daily infections as well as diseases. The indications of this condition involve a flu-like disease approximately 2 to 6 Weeks following contracting the infection, subsequent to the progressive decline of the immune system. HIV doesn’t essentially show any indications following the short sickness, and numerous individuals with the infection are not aware that they have it.