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Antiretroviral Treatment as Prevention: Evidence from Recent Studies

May 28, 2011

Preliminary results from a groundbreaking trial, HPTN 052, were released on May 12, 2011. The trial demonstrated that starting ART in HIV-infected individuals substantially protected their HIV-uninfected sexual partners from acquiring HIV infection, with a 96% reduction in risk of HIV transmission.

ICAP Director Wafaa El-Sadr has weighed in on the implications of this study in recent news coverage, including that of NPR, New York Times, and AFP.