Very Early Treatment (VET) to Prevent Infant HIV

Researchers discuss the feasibility and limitations of very early treatment (VET) for infants perinatally infected with HIV-1, using the Mississippi child as the demonstration case.  VET is highlighted as a possibility for HIV remission for the pediatric population and while not yet considered to be a cure, can substantially reduce reservoir size, setting the stage for children to have a better response to future treatments being developed.


Rainwater-Lovett K, Luzuriaga K, Persaud D. Very early combination antiretroviral therapy in infants: prospects for cure. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2015 Jan;10(1):4-11.



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