Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Medical researchers say a daily intake of anti-retroviral drugs may be the answer to prevent HIV/Aids.

By Yamkela Xhaso
30 July

Medical Researchers at the University of Cape Town say that a daily intake of Anti-Retrovirals maybe the answers to prevent HIV/Aids.

The study involves men from all over the world and the results will be available in two years time.

Linda Bekker Medical Associate Professor at UCT and Co-director of the Desmond Tutu HIV foundation said that this was an experimental clinic trial that is about to start in Cape Town in a month or so.

“It will test whether the daily intake of the pill made up of two Anti Retroviral agents, whether that anti viral is taken everyday could prevent the acquisition of HIV in uninfected high risk men who have sex with men”

Bekker added that this study is multi centre and it has already started in Latin America and Anglo America, Thailand will be joining and South Africa is the only country in Africa doing this study

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