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HIV/AIDS

19 July 2011

HIV drugs more effective

Using HIV treatment drugs to reduce the risk of spreading the Aids virus may be even more effective than thought, according to new analysis from a landmark trial presented.

Using HIV treatment drugs to reduce the risk of spreading the Aids virus may be even more effective than thought, according to new analysis from a landmark trial presented.

That performance puts early therapy on a par with a condom, a prevention often shunned by people at risk.

Protection could be higher already

This analysis suggested this already-stellar protectiveness could even be a shade higher. "It may be even stronger than initially reported," the investigators said.

 

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