Cave Hill researchers make HIV discovery
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)