A5354/EARLIER: Effect of Antiretroviral Treatment Initiated During Acute HIV-1 Infection . . . Effect of Antiretroviral Treatment Initiated During Acute HIV-1 Infection on Measures of HIV-1 Persistence and on HIV-1-Specific Immune Responses
This study will include people who have very recently been infected with HIV and will start anti-HIV (antiretroviral) drugs right away to see how this may change HIV’s impact on the body.
This study is trying to find out if starting antiretroviral drugs very early in HIV infection will change the following:
- Limit the virus from getting into hidden areas of the body (“reservoirs”).
- Change how the immune system helps to control the virus.
Men and women who:
- Are at least 18 years old
- Have had certain lab tests done that confirm very early HIV infection
- Are willing to take antiretroviral drugs right away to treat HIV.