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Three new clinical trials are about to proceed in an attempt to find an effective prevention for HIV. Currently there are 40 million people with HIV worldwide with 14,000 new infections happening daily. So far, prevention has entailed counseling and condoms. One of the trial involves using daily antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection. Antiretrovirals are currently used to treat infected people. Another trial involves preventing herpes which is known to double the risk of developing HIV.
About: Three new clinical drug trials attempt to find a way of stemming the rise in HIV infections
Date: 30 November 2004
Author: Dr Kim Mulvihill
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