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Cave Hill researchers make HIV discovery

Melissa Rollock,

Added 28 June 2013

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Barbados has scored a small victory in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Local researchers have made a groundbreaking discovery – HIV positive people who go on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) here, have been showing a suppressed viral load. To put it simply, they are non-infectious. This phenomenon was documented by Professor of Vascular Research at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus, Clive Landis, and head of the National HIV/AIDS programme, Dr Anton Best, in a body of research entitled: Ten-Year Trends in Community HIV Viral Load in Barbados: Implications for Treatment as Prevention. It was a collaboration between the UWI and the National HIV/AIDS programme and published in a leading international medical journal called PLOS One in March. (BGIS)

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