HIV drugs stop sexual transmission of AIDS virus

Courtesy of Deutsche Welle

HIV-suppressing medication could stop sexual transmission of the AIDS virus among gay couples — even if they had sex without condoms.

Authors of the study, published in medical journal The Lancet on Friday, presented it as evidence that the spread of HIV could be countered with antiretroviral treatment (ART).

Researchers monitored almost 1,000 gay male couple across Europe over an 8-year period, where one partner was HIV-positive and undergoing ART and the other didn’t have the virus.

The couples reported having anal sex without condoms at total of 76,088 times.

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