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In the beginning, HIV drugs could be reduced to nearly untraceable levels, which means it’s no longer a death sentence for those who have the virus. Today, there is a treatment that allows HIV-negative people to remain HIV even if they have an HIV partner. However, to defeat the AIDS-causing virus, doctors must come up with a vaccine.
Three researcher teams looking to replicate another researching team’s results in 2016 that they cured monkeys’ HIV-like infection have been unable to do so. The findings were published in the Science journal after growing concern about the work the 2016 study had carried out.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is using new evidence about the HIV drug dolutegravir (DTG) to suggest it be the first and second line of treatment for populations such as pregnant women and women of childbearing ages.
While Dallas has come a long way in how they treat people with AIDS, the fight against the disease is still far from over. And, Dallas should follow the example of another Texas city – Austin – which became the second city in the state to implement the Fast Track initiative.