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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:54 AM

Partner treatment 'cuts HIV transmission'


Treating people with HIV who have uninfected partners significantly reduces transmission rates, researchers in China have found.

A clinical trial had shown benefits of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment before.

But this trial, reported in the Lancet, is the first "real-life" public health programme of its kind.

A UK HIV expert said there was a growing consensus that getting ARV drugs to as many people as need them would cut transmission rates.

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kestrel91316 Dec 2012 #1

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 01:03 PM

1. This is pretty basic. When you cut the levels of circulating virus to near-zero


with available treatment, it's going to be hard to spread virus.

I thought they figured this out 15 years ago.

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