Nightly News | May 12, 2011
>>> big news to report tonight in the fight against aids. researchers have found beyond question that treating aids patients with anti-hiv drugs early not only helps the patient but also dramatically lowers the chances of spreading the virus to a partner. one of the nation's leading aids experts today told nbc news these findings are a game changer.
>> i think this takes us a bit closer to getting a better control over the spread of this hiv pandemic. the pandemic continues to amplify because we're not doing a very good job in preventing new infections. this is a very important step toward improving our prevention of new hiv infections .
>> dr. anthony foucci says because of the results of this study, health authorities around the world may change their guidance and urge doctors to offer medication to aids patients sooner rather than later, before they get too sick.