Monday, July 25, 2016

PrEP Effective in Keeping Partners HIV-free

Posted by Shane Smith  Editor of Stonewall Gazette

A daily dose of anti-HIV medication almost eradicates the risk of infection for people in a relationship with an HIV-positive partner, a study presented this week in Africa showed, raising hopes of reducing HIV rates among one of Africa’s highest risk groups, Reuters reports. “HIV was virtually eliminated in this population,” the lead researcher, Jared Baeten of the University of Washington, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone. “More than 95 percent of the HIV infections that we expected to see, we did not see.” READ MORE

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