Researchers Announce New Preventative Method For HIV
AT THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE, RESEARCHERS DESCRIBE A POSSIBLE CASE OF HIV REMISSION AND A NEW METHOD TO PREVENT INFECTION
(CNN) – Scientists have made two major strides in HIV research.
At the International Aids Conference, they announced a possible case of long-term remission from the virus and new research that found an injection can prevent HIV.
The results of one study found a Brazilian man might be the first person to experience long-term HIV remission after being treated with only an antiviral drug regimen.
Since the aids epidemic began, just two people have been cleared of the virus long-term, but using stem cell transplants.
Scientists warn this study has limitations, especially because it involves just one patient.
The other study detailed at the conference focuses on HIV prevention.
It found that an injection of an investigational drug every eight weeks was more effective at preventing HIV than daily oral pills.
This research has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal.