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ARVs as Prevention: Great Promise and the Questions That Remain

September 2011

Antiretrovirals (ARVs) used to treat HIV infection have proved to be powerful tools for HIV prevention. Scientific evidence shows that early treatment of ARVs in HIV-positive people dramatically reduces their risk of transmitting the virus to their partners.1 Promisingly, recent studies show that ARVs can also be used as prevention in HIV-negative people. However, there is much to learn about this new method of prevention intervention and even successful study results raise many questions that need timely attention from stakeholders if the promise of research is to be turned into practice.

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