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does my atripla protect me from re infection by 44%??

Dec 3, 2010

Apparently the new study says that tenofovir reduces transmission by 44%. Does that mean my chances of getting re infected are 44% less?? Can I have unprotected sex with someone who does not have any STD's (except HIV) and be more protected from reinfection because of the tenofovir in my atripla??



Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello JB,

Your assumption about the recently reported iPrEx study are not correct. You can't extrapolate clinical trial data to situations that were not actually studied during the clinical trial.

Unprotected sex remains very risky business. I strongly advise against it for many reasons, including the fact you can't really know if someone has an STD or not (they could have acquired one since their last screen) and the risk of reinfection (even if this is somewhat decreased by antiretrovirals).

Dr. Bob

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