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‘Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men’


Healthy gay men should be offered daily HIV drugs to prevent infections, say UK Medical Research Council and Public Health England scientists.

Their study, on 545 high-risk men, found one case of HIV could be stopped for every 13 men treated for a year.

The research team says it would be similar to the pill for women and would not encourage risky sex.

The findings have been described as a “game changer” and the NHS is considering how to adopt them.

Antiretroviral drugs have transformed HIV treatment and patients have a near-normal life expectancy.

Now there is a growing body of research showing the drugs can have a dramatic role in preventing new infections. READ MORE HERE

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