A shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the
daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting
HIV from sex with an infected partner.
Scientists say a long-acting, experimental drug completely protected monkeys
from infection in two studies reported at an Aids conference in Boston.
If testing in people shows the same, the shots could become a new tool to
curb the spread of HIV. There's already a daily pill that can be taken by those
who don't have the virus but are at risk of getting it from an infected
to help control HIV/Aids
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The studies were done by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and
researchers at Rockefeller University in New York.
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