The study of the most promising method of fighting HIV showed its failure

Method 90-90-90, set out in the Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS in 2011, assumes that 90% of people living

with HIV, they should be aware of their status, 90% should receive treatment, and 90% of them should have viral suppression.

The experiment has been conducted since 2013 among morethan a million people from Zambia and South Africa. Volunteers were divided into three groups - in group A, all participants were tested annually for the presence of the virus, in group B they received treatment, and group C was the control group.

The results of the experiment showed that in group A the number of new cases of HIV infection was only 7% less than in the control, in which volunteers were not tested for the presence of the virus.

When we first saw the results, we decided that everything was mixed up, and the groups A and B changed places. The data was rechecked by four statisticians. I'm afraid that's true.

Richard Haze, Head of Research

Earlier, researchers from the University of Utrecht under the leadership of Annemarie Vensing told about the third patient in history with HIV remission after bone marrow transplantation with Δ32 mutation in the CCR5 gene.