They later discovered they were HIV-positive by chance.
Many of Talluto's victims were students, some mothers.
When I first started doing this, I would have dozens of patients in the hospital, many with a poor prognosis.
We didnt know enough about HIV to successfully treat them.
But in1995 the first protease inhibitors were introduced, and doctors discovered that a combination of three or more HIV medications could stop HIV in its tracks.
The new combination treatments were called HAART - Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy - and the results were dramatic!
ROME • An Italian court has sentenced an HIV-positive man to 24 years in jail for intentionally infecting 30 women he had unprotected sex with over nearly 10 years.
The defence painted a picture of a young man eager for affection who never knew his father and whose mother - a drug addict who was HIV-positive - died when he was just four years old.The defence maintains Talluto's actions were "imprudent, but not intentional".The youngest was 14 at the beginning of their relationship, the oldest around 40.I could tell you many sad stories about patients - including personal friends and even a family member - who passed away before effective treatments were found.
Everything changed overnight in 1995 with the first protease inhibitor, Dr. In the beginning of 1995, most of my patients were in the hospital. And things have continued to improve with the availability of newer and better treatments.But its certainly not a trivial disease or anything to be cavalier about. Hope for the Future The doctors we talked to all expect that the life expectancy for someone newly diagnosed with HIV can be even longer than 24 years in the future.