ARVs can win HIV fight: study

  • The Times and the Mail&Guardian - 25 February 2013

The widespread use of antiretroviral therapy could decrease the HIV infection rate to the extent that the advance of the pandemic would be reversed.

This is according to a new study by the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, published by the University if KwaZulu-Natal on Friday.

The therapy is said to be highly beneficial.

A recent clinical trial involved couples, one of whom was HIV-positive, the other uninfected. The trial showed that the treatment greatly reduced the likelihood that an HIV-infected individual would pass the virus onto a the full article and another related article

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