What are the benefits of early HIV detection?
Q: What are the benefits of early detection of HIV? Can the rate of development of HIV virus be slowed down if detected early?
A:Yes, by detecting the HIV infection at an early stage, this infection can be managed and monitored better like any chronic disease (such as Diabetes, Hypertension). The onset of AIDS can be delayed & the quality and length of life of the infected person can be enhanced significantly. Early detection also helps to minimise the risk of transmission to other people, thereby reducing the overall burden of the disease.