HIV drugs can prevent transmission of the disease

Sven Vermund, HPTN Principle Investigator

Sven Vermund, HPTN Principal Investigator

A trial conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network, enrolling more than 1,700 sero-discordant couples from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States has produced groundbreaking results. The trial shows that the risk of transmitting the disease to a non-infected partner can be reduced by 96%.

UN officials are calling it a “game changer” that will help make HIV treatment a new priority.

Professor Sten Vermund, the Principal Investigator for the HIV Prevention Trials Network, spoke to Jocelyne Sambira shortly after the results were announced.

Duration: 4’00”


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