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Apr23

A once-daily pill for HIV-negative people can prevent them from acquiring HIV

ResultsĀ from two studies reveal that a daily antiretroviral tablet taken by people who do not have HIV infection can reduce their risk of acquiring HIV by up to 73%. Both daily tenofovir and daily tenofovir/emtricitabine taken as preventive medicine (PrEP – pre-exposure prophylaxis) can prevent heterosexual transmission of HIV from men to women and from women to men.

There were 62% fewer HIV infections in the group receiving tenofovir and 73% fewer HIV infections in the group that took tenofovir /emtricitabine than in the group receiving the placebo.

http://www.who.int/hiv/mediacentre/prep_20110713/en/index.html#.T5WzqdY-aC0.facebook

 

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