HIV programs at the Brody School of Medicine are outpacing national norms in limiting the spread of the virus. George Olsen has more.
A press release yesterday on World AIDS Day from the Brody School of Medicine says about 81 percent of the HIV patient population treated at ECU was virally suppressed. That compares to 73 percent of patients virally suppressed in peer programs nationwide. Virally suppressed indicates a patient’s load of the HIV virus in their blood is undetectable. The study was conducted during a period from 2013 to 2014. The Brody School of Medicine is the primary provider for HIV care in 15 counties in eastern North Carolina. About 1400 people in that area are treated for HIV by ECU's program. I’m George Olsen.