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HIV/AIDS

24 November 2010

ARVs also fight HIV infection

An antiretroviral drug currently used to treat people with HIV has now been found to offer some protection against HIV infection in HIV-negative people.

An antiretroviral drug currently used to treat people with HIV has now been found to offer some protection against HIV infection in HIV-negative people. A new study has revealed that taking the ARV, Truvada, once a day reduces the risk of HIV infection by nearly 44% in gay men.

The results were the first showing that oral use of anti-retroviral drug among HIV negative gay men could provide protection from the virus.

 

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