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Pill Cuts HIV Risk by 50% in Addicts

Tenofovir can reduce risk in all populations: source

(Newser) - HIV prevention among drug users has taken a huge step forward in a confirmation that retroviral treatments can cut the risk of transmission across the board: According to a major study published in the Lancet , addicts who took a daily tenofovir pill were 49% less likely to be infected with... More »

Vaginal Gel Slashes AIDS Risk

Approach gives women some control over HIV prevention

(Newser) - A new gel drastically lowers the risk that female users will contract HIV and herpes during vaginal sex, marking a breakthrough in AIDS prevention second in significance only to an effective vaccine. "This is a potential game changer," an expert not involved in the research tells the Wall ... More »

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