Navigation Links
Large Scale Free Access On Usage Of HIV Drugs Could Help In Fighting Its Spread

A Canadian researcher has stated that a bold and dynamic methodology towards the usage of HIV drugs could in all probabilities reduce the global prevalence// of the virus.

Dr. Julio Montaner, the director of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, has proposed this idea with a perspective article that appears in tomorrow’s special issue of medical journal The Lancet that is devoted to AIDS research.

Dr. Montaner said, “This is a mathematical model, if you want to call it that way, that suggests that if we were to aggressively expand the anti-retroviral therapy use, we could see a very substantial decrease in transmissions. In fact, over a period of three to four decades, we could see an extinguishing of the HIV epidemic.”

The doctor went on to explain that the model was still very theoretical and is based on the data received from Taiwan that had showed statistically that the new infections had fallen to 53% after the introduction to free access of the highly active anti-retroviral therapy or HAART. The doctor but also cautioned that this idea should not be taken as a licence for careless sexual behaviour, but only as a secondary preventive measure.

Montaner and his co-authors while explaining that the simple idea could be cost effective if it reduces the mounting incidence of cases of HIV/AIDS worldwide, also said that the current approach that is being followed is not sustainable in the longer run, due to the alarming rate of increase in the global pandemic of HIV, and due to the lack of prevention and treatment strategies that aren't completely effective and the lack of a preventive vaccine.

Dr. Montaner, who is also the chair’s the AIDS research at the University of British Columbia said, “We have received a lot of encouraging support from our colleagues not only in North America, but in the rest of the world.”

Meanwhile Dr. Philip Berger, a physician from Toronto who has been working i n Lesotho, an African nation where an estimated 23% of adults are HIV positive, dismissed the idea, stating that people who are infected with HIV may not be willing to start taking antiretroviral drugs before treatment is needed, given its side effects. He further explained that in the sub-Saharan Africa where people are dying because of lack of treatment, the priority should be on meeting emergency needs now.

Montaner has meanwhile expressed hopes for testing the hypothesis with his own study in B.C.

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. The Link Between Larger Birth Weight And Cancer Risk
2. Worlds Largest Cord Blood Bank to be started in India
3. India Has The Oldest And Largest Collection Of Preserved Mosquitoes – Mosquito Museu
4. Fear Of Dengue Epidemic Looms Large: Fever Kills Five in Pakistan
5. Visualization Found To Be Largely Dependent On The Brain
6. Large Scale Study On H5N1 Conducted
7. Large Scale Multiple Sclerosis Vaccine Trial to Be Initiated By PharmaFrontiers
8. Pre-eclampsia Pronounced With Intake of Vitamins in Large Doses
9. Large Ambulances To Handle Obese patients In Vegas
10. Heart Related Problems-The Largest Killers In Andhra Pradesh
11. Large scale culling of poultry effected at Cote dIvoire following bird flu outbreak.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/28/2016)... ... , ... After a year and a half of planning the Multiple Pathways of Recovery ... Pathways of Recovery Conference was held May 2 -4, 2016 at the Mystic Marriott ... together to explore the many pathways individuals use to get into and sustain their recovery. ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Two director-level employees of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of ... 2016 honorees. The award recognizes businesswomen who excel in their fields and who ... the MLTSS (Managed Long-Term Services and Supports) Program at Horizon NJ Health and Theresa ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... This ... of a stroke, which we as a society can control and change. , As ... occurs nearly every 40 seconds within the United States. Plus, with an estimated 129,000 ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Aimed ... by inspiring human interest stories, courtesy of leaders in the nursing and health ... the industry, from leading advocates and associations—namely Jones & Bartlett Learning. , Jones ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Despite last week’s media reports hinting at ... company to wait until March 2017 for an interest rate increase, according to Rajeev ... of Business. , “The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) dot charts are of interest ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... CAMBRIDGE, England , May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... genomics company employing the precision of circulating tumour ... oncology, today announces the appointment of Professor ... will provide medical leadership across the clinical development ... that Inivata,s products help deliver significant improvements in ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Cirujanos holandeses han ... a los médicos a compartir sus mejores prácticas por ... mundial. Profesionales médicos de Europa, África, Asia ... a la aplicación, que combina la transmisión en vivo ... seguro. Educación   "Imagine un médico ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016  Diana Russell suffers from a ... from the inside out.  This disease has put her ... her children and grandchildren to leave her home.  Because ... family cannot haul the wheelchair.  So if there is ... and Diana is left to wait for the bus. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: