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Study Finds First Evidence That PrEP Can Reduce HIV Risk Among People Who Inject Drugs

Daily HIV Medications Now Proven to Prevent HIV Among All Groups at High Risk

June 12, 2013

A daily dose of a medication used to treat HIV infection reduced the risk of HIV acquisition among people who inject drugs by 49 percent. Those who took the medication most consistently had even higher levels of protection, according to a new study announced today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- in collaboration with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the Thailand Ministry of Public Health (MOPH).

This is the first evidence that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) offers significant protection to individuals exposed to HIV through injection drug use. The findings were published online today in the

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Comment by: Pertunia (South Africa ) Fri., Jun. 14, 2013 at 2:54 pm UTC
I am on ARV treatment,but the thing is my legs became thinner. My cd4 is about 600,so ,which pill should i take to get my curves and normal legs again?please help!
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