To keep pessimism from setting in as it did after HAART turned out not to be the end-all-be-all, people should think of eradicating HIV in stages, Gange said. "I think first it would make sense to see strategies for bringing rates of HIV infection down 50 percent or 90 percent and that would be great, and then reevaluate," he said.
The news about Truvada and the data on preventing HIV transmission by early antiretroviral therapy are great, Gange said. "These are encouraging and give us a set of phase-one strategies."
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