Adherence to ART is key to reduce risk of HIV transmission
A prospective observational study, published in the Lancet, that was conducted at multiple sites in 14 European countries, demonstrates that the risk of HIV transmission is effectively zero in gay couples, who engage in condomless sex and of which 1 partner has HIV but whose viral load is at the same time sufficiently suppressed. This is an important study finding. It not only signifies the importance of early HIV testing and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) treatment but also underlines the need of proper adherence to ART as it is known that ART can result in undetectable viral load. https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0140-6736%2819%2930418-0
Have you become interested in medication adherence? Join us at the annual meeting of ESPACOMP (from 21-23 November 2019) in Porto (Portugal).
Dr. J. (Hans) Wouters
Department General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine