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ART Associated With Reduced Risk of HIV Transmission to Sexual Partners, Study Shows

May 27, 2010

Research published in the Lancet online Thursday "provides the strongest evidence to date" that antiretroviral therapy (ART) might also be used to prevent transmission of HIV, Agence France-Presse reports. The observational study found that treating HIV-positive patients with ART reduced the risk of HIV transmission to their sexual partners by 92 percent (5/26).

For the study, "more than 3,400 heterosexual HIV-discordant couples in which one member had HIV and the other did not were enrolled from seven African countries (Botswana, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia)," according to a University of Washington

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Comment by: Mercy (Johannesburg, South Africa) Mon., Jun. 7, 2010 at 7:52 am UTC
This is good, but i will still recommend that people use their condoms up until we all have a guarantee that if you on ARV's you cannot trasmit HIV-1 to others.
May these lead to other breakthroughs as well.
Keep it up guys!
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