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Antiretroviral Drug Reduces Risk Of Contracting HIV Among Injection Drug Users

Researchers have found that people who inject drugs could reduce their risk of HIV infection by nearly half if they take daily tablets of an antiretroviral drug called tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir). This was the first trial to evaluate whether preventative treatment with HIV drugs could prevent HIV infection among people who inject drugs. Jonathan Mermin, M.D...

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