Researchers say they have learned a lot of valuable lessons during the Covid-19 pandemic which can be used to better fight the future spread of HIV and Aids.

Director of Training at the Columbia University in the United States, Dr. Andrea Howard says the test-and-treatment protocols, used for for Covid-19, could also be an effective tool to test for and immediately start anti-retroviral treatments in HIV patients.

Howard says they also found that providing HIV treatment at the site of testing increases treatment initiation and uptake.

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