HIV transmission is negligible among those receiving treatment

by Beatrice Credi - 2017.07.26
HIV transmission is negligible among those receiving treatment
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HIV transmission is almost zero among sufferers receiving treatment. Researchers from the University of New South Wales analyzed the sex lives and HIV transmission rates of more than 350 gay couples where one of the individuals is infected with the virus. The couples were from Brazil, Thailand and Australia. Each couple reported their sexual activity over four years. The HIV-negative partners were regularly tested to diagnose any new infections. Results revealed that there were no new cases of HIV during the study's duration despite the participants having sex almost 17,000 times between them without condoms. The researchers believe this highlights the importance of prevention as a form of treatment. And such findings are particularly important among gay men as the risk of HIV transmission is higher with anal sex. The findings were presented at the ninth International IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris.

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