A recent, and much-heralded, study on how to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS appears to be raising more health- and ethics-related questions than the dramatic findings might first suggest.
First, the news: Giving antiretroviral drugs to HIV-positive people reduced the transmission of the virus to their partners by 96%.
But the research doesn’t mean all HIV-positive people will be taking the cocktail of drugs used in the study. Even now, states are finding themselves unable to provide HIV drugs to everyone who needs help getting them. And some doctors, meanwhile, are questioning whether it’s ethical to force infected yet healthy AIDS patients to take the drugs to protect their partners.
Complete article at LA Times : http://lat.ms/lzFDgx