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JUN 12, 2013 - Time

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HIV Drug Can Protect Injection Drug Users

U.S. health officials say doctors should consider giving a daily AIDS drug to another high risk group to prevent infection – people who shoot heroin, methamphetamines or other injection drugs. A similar recommendation is already in place for gay men and heterosexual couples. The new advice was triggered by a study done in Thailand. Drug users who took the daily pill were about 50 percent less likely to become infected with HIV than those given a dummy pill. Drug users represent about 1 in 13 new infections in the U.S. but they account for the majority of cases in Eastern Europe and ... Read More

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