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Methadone Reduces the Risk of HIV Transmission

October 9, 2012

An international team of researchers, in a paper published in the online edition of the British Medical Journal, reported that methadone treatment reduces the risk of HIV transmission in people who inject drugs (PWID). Dr. Julie Bruneau from the CHUM Research Centre and the Department of Family Medicine at the Université de Montréal -- one of six investigators working with the principal investigator, University of Bristol's Dr. Matthew Hickman -- notes that the study provides evidence of a link between opiate substitution therapies (OST), including methadone, and a reduced risk of HIV transmission.

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