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Project Inform Urges Government Action Following the Positive Results of Two PrEP Studies in Heterosexual Men and Women

July 13, 2011

San Francisco, CA -- Two new studies of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in heterosexuals in Africa have demonstrated that the antiretroviral (ARV) drug tenofovir, taken by HIV-negative people, substantially reduces the number of new HIV infections.

"The success of these new studies -- when combined with similar results from a recent international PrEP study in men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender females -- validate that ARVs have the power to substantially alter the course of the AIDS epidemic worldwide," said Dana Van Gorder, Project Inform's Executive Director. "As a result, Project Inform urges the U.S. government to work quickly with other partners in the philanthropic and research communities to determine how best to roll out both PrEP and treatment-as-prevention programs on a global scale."

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