Robust Pill To Lower HIV Infection
A novel study on Tuesday announced that the drug being used as a treatment for HIV can also be used as a preventive treatment for gay and bi-sexual men against contracting the infection at the first place.
Researchers outlined that Truvada -- a single daily pill containing two drugs, currently used by as a treatment by HIV patients -- assists in lowering the risk of getting engulfed by the deadly virus by a spectacular
One who consumes the pill for more than 90% of the time are rendered at a 73% less likeliness of having the infection, outlined the iPrEx study -- published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
The research, involving over 2500 high-risk gay men centered over a new approach called oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The process recommends HIV-negative and high-risk men to use anti-retrovirals
(ART), posted Sharon Hillier, Professor and Director of reproductive infectious disease research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
"The findings of this study have immense implications for the entire HIV prevention field, but most notably for global efforts focused on the population of men who have sex with men engaging in unprotected receptive anal intercourse”, MTN investigator Ian McGowan was quoted as saying.
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