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As antiretroviral treatment of HIV infection has become increasingly accessible,attention has focused on whether these drugs can used for prevention because of increased tolerability of newer medications, decreased cost, and the limitations of other approaches. We review the status of antiretroviral HIV prevention, including chemoprophylaxis, as well as the effects of treatment of infected individuals on prevention. It is possible that the life-saving agents that have transformed the natural history of AIDS can be a critical component of HIV prevention efforts, but their ultimate role in affecting HIV transmission dynamics remains to be defined. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print August 19, 2010: e1-e10. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2009.184796).
Brown Univ/Miriam Hospital/Fenway Community Health.
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Name: American journal of public health
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AIDS and HIV
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