Rapid Antiretroviral Therapy Among Individuals With Acute and Early HIV

Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Jul 1;73(1):130-133. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1174.


HIV transmission is increased during acute and early HIV (AEH). Rapid antiretroviral therapy may shorten the duration of infectivity. We show rapid antiretroviral therapy in AEH is acceptable and effective, with 69.0% of participants starting ART within 7 days of HIV diagnosis disclosure, and 88.1% achieving suppression by 48 weeks.

Keywords: HIV; acute HIV; rapid ART.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active
  • Disclosure
  • HIV Infections* / drug therapy
  • Humans