The increased efficacy of antiretroviral therapy for HIV has changed the nature of HIV infection, according to Dr. Melanie A. Thompson. In response, treatment guidelines now call for treatment to begin earlier. Our reporter, Mitchel Zoler, talked with Dr. Thompson about these changes at the 18th International AIDS Conference.
We now feel that the risks of untreated infection are tipping the scales toward earlier therapy.
Dr. Thompson is the principal investigator of the AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta and chairwoman of the panel that wrote the new recommendations. You can read Mitch’s story at Internal Medicine News.