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

The 90-90-90 approach, outlined in the Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS in 2011, assumes that 90% of people living

with HIV should be aware of their status, 90% should be on treatment, and 90% should be virally suppressed.

The experiment has been conducted since 2013 among morethan a million people from Zambia and South Africa. The 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.

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 we had mixed things up, and groups A and B swapped places. The data was cross-checked by four statisticians. I'm afraid it's true.

Richard Hayes, Research Director

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.