HIV Drugs Shown to Be Effective in Trials

February 25, 2015 1:07 AM

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HIV Drugs Shown to Be Effective in Trials

SEATTLE—Findings from several clinical trials show how well drugs meant to treat the AIDS virus can protect people from becoming infected. But the trials also show that finding prevention methods that people will use is just as important as the medications themselves, researchers said Tuesday.

Three pieces of research presented at a major HIV/AIDS conference here found that oral drugs were highly effective at protecting gay and bisexual men from HIV infection, as well as heterosexual couples in which one partner was infected and the other wasn’t.

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