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PrEP, Combined With Other Prevention Methods, Could End AIDS, NIAID Director Says

Financial Times: The ‘final nail in the coffin’ for AIDS?
“…The question for many — both activists and clinicians — is whether greater use of PrEP alongside more widespread diagnosis and early treatment could finally herald the end of HIV/AIDS. … But PrEP drugs cannot put an end to HIV/AIDS on their own, [NIAID Director Anthony] Fauci warns. They will have to be coupled with other approaches including a vaccine that prevents infection. ‘If deployed alongside our current armory of HIV prevention tools,’ he says, the combination ‘could be the final nail in the coffin for HIV’…” (Greenhalgh/Cookson, 1/4).

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