PrEP: A shield against AIDS

Medical Xpress| Wed Nov 29 22:37:19 EST 2017
"It's magic," said Francois, smiling. "Every time I take a pill I think about the people who aren't so lucky as to have this option." Taking a drug normally prescribed to treat AIDS as a way to shield against the deadly disease—known as PrEP—is catching on, and proponents hope that it will soon have a measurable impact in reducing the number of infections. "Besides its undeniable benefits for individuals, we need to know if PrEP confers a collective advantage too with a lower number of new cases," said French expert Jean-Michel Molina ahead of World Aids Day on Friday. There are nearly 20 million people around the world taking anti-retroviral therapy (ART) medication today, and another 17 mi..

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