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Gilead's Truvada cut risk of HIV infection by up to 78% in heterosexuals

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Executive Summary

Results of two new studies reported on 13 July have provided more compelling evidence that daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment with antiretroviral therapies (ARTs) can prevent the spread of HIV infection – demonstrating for the first time that the drugs significantly reduced the risk of acquiring the AIDS-causing virus in heterosexual men and women, the population hardest hit by the disease.






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