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[Comment] Successful treatment of HIV eliminates sexual transmission

19:48 EDT 2 May 2019 | The Lancet

In December, 2011, Science recognised the findings of the HPTN 052 study1 as the scientific breakthrough of the year.2 This study showed a 96% reduction in sexual transmission of HIV in serodifferent couples (one partner HIV positive, the other HIV negative) when the HIV-positive partner was successfully treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART).1 However, the HPTN 052 study included only a small number of men who have sex with men (MSM), for whom HIV acquisition often includes anal exposure, an efficient route of HIV transmission.

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