HIV Treatment As HIV Protection: Inflammatory or worth discussing? You decide.

The Dish

I’m a broken record on this, but the second truly important thing about HIV meds (after saving your life if you’re infected) is that they can also save your life and protect your health when you’re not infected. The last group to be tested for pharmaceutical prophylaxis is IV drug users, and they too saw remarkable results:

Drug-injecting addicts who took a daily antiretroviral pill were half as likely to become infected with H.I.V. as those who did not, a major new study has found, providing the final piece of evidence that such treatments can prevent AIDS in every group at risk … According to the C.D.C., when study results are adjusted to include only participants who took their pills most of the time, the protective effects are 92 percent for gay men, nearly 90 percent for couples in which only one partner is infected, 84 percent for…

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