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IAS 2011: The Proof is Here: HIV Treatment is HIV Prevention

Antiretroviral treatment was shown to prevent HIV infection in the large, randomized trial HPTN 052 trial, reducing risk by 96%, researchers reported at IAS 2011 this week in Rome.

"There is a clinical benefit for the patient and a dramatic, nearly 100% reduction in transmission," said lead investigator Myron Cohen. "We can't get much better." alt

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IAS 2011: HIV Treatment as Prevention: HPTN 052 Offers Proof [VIDEO]

HPTN 052 lead investigator Myron Cohen talked to Paul Dalton from about the study's findings and their significance. alt

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IAS 2011: AIDS is at a Scientific Watershed [VIDEO]

Speaking Sunday at the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011) opening plenary and press conference, IAS President and conference co-chair Elly Katabira underlined recent advances in biomedical prevention, including findings from the iPrEx, Partners PrEP and TDF2, and HPTN 052 trials showing that pre-exposure prophylaxis and early treatment can reduce HIV transmission.  alt

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IAS 2011: Studies Confirm PrEP, Early ART Prevent HIV Transmission [VIDEO]

Researchers at the 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011) taking place this week in Rome presented eagerly awaited data from 3 large trials showing that starting combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) early, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) using tenofovir/emtricitabine, can dramatically cut the risk of HIV transmission.alt

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Debate over Treatment for Prevention Continues

The ongoing debate about whether to start antiretroviral therapy with a CD4 cell count above 500 cells/mm3 for HIV positive people, as well as the widespread use of treatment for prevention in HIV negative people, has been inflamed by results from the HPTN 052 trial. alt

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