IAS 2015: HIV Treatment as Prevention Works [VIDEO]

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The dramatic decreases in HIV sexual transmission among heterosexual couples when the positive partner is on suppressive antiretroviral therapy seen in the landmark HPTN 052 trial were sustained over the course of the multi-year study, according to final trial data presented at the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention this week in Vancouver.

[Myron Cohen, IAS 2015, July 20, 2015]

Myron Cohen from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine presented an update from HPTN 052 -- which he had initially reported on at the 2011 IAS conference in Rome -- at a Monday press conference. The overall risk reduction was 93%, with no linked transmissions from people with fully suppressed viral load.

SEE ALSO: IAS 2015: No HIV Infections from Partners with Fully Suppressed Virus in Landmark Trial

7/23/15

Reference

M Cohen, et al. Final results of the HPTN 052 randomized controlled trial: antiretroviral therapy prevents HIV transmission. 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention. Vancouver, July 19-22, 2015. Abstract MOAC0101LB.