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2011 Breakthrough of the Year

December 30th, 2011 · No Comments

HIV Study Named ‘2011 Breakthrough of the Year’ by Science
ScienceDaily (Dec. 23, 2011) — The journal Science has chosen the HPTN 052 clinical trial, an international HIV prevention trial sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, as the 2011 Breakthrough of the Year. The study found that if HIV-infected heterosexual individuals begin taking antiretroviral medicines when their immune systems are relatively healthy as opposed to delaying therapy until the disease has advanced, they are 96 percent less likely to transmit the virus to their uninfected partners.

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