Saturday, 4 May 2019

The end of AIDS?

HIV-suppressing medication can make the AIDS virus 'untransmittable' even among couples who have sex without condoms, new research showed today.

A Europe-wide study monitored nearly 1,000 gay male couples over eight years, where one partner was HIV-positive and receiving antiretroviral (ART) treatment, while the other was HIV negative.

Doctors did not find one single case of in-couple HIV transmission within that time.

This raises hopes that widespread ART programmes could eventually end new infections.


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