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Daily Pill To Lower HIV Infection Risk Comes With Challenges But Can Help Curb Infections

New York Times: A Once-a-Day Pill to Prevent AIDS
“Federal health officials are urging hundreds of thousands of healthy people at high risk of contracting AIDS to take a pill every day to protect themselves from the virus that causes it. The recommendation could help reduce the stubbornly high number of infections, which has held steady at 50,000 new infections a year in the United States. But the pill carries risks that must be addressed as well. … The new approach, if carried out with care, could be a big step forward in curbing the toll from AIDS” (5/15).

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