A prescription for ending the HIV epidemic

September 17, 2014 2:01 PM

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A prescription for ending the HIV epidemic

Antiretroviral treatment can enable HIV-infected Americans to avoid the debilitating illnesses and premature death once nearly inescapable for people with the infection. Research has shown that, when taken consistently, these medications also greatly reduce transmission of the virus to others.

In other words, if everyone in the United States who is infected with HIV took antiretroviral therapy daily, not only would they be healthier, the number of new HIV infections in this country could plummet.

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