Global: clinical trial shows dramatic reduction in transmission of HIV as a result of treatment

Cozac, David
October 2011
HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review;Oct2011, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p31
The article reports on a clinical trial conducted by the U.S. HIV Prevention Trials Network which revealed that human immunopdeficiency virus (HIV)-positive persons' adherence to an effective antiretroviral therapy reduce the risk of virus transmission by 96 percent. The trial confirmed that HIV treatment may reduce the HIV virus transmission. The results of the trial do not come without concerns about the legal and ethical implications of treatment as prevention.


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