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SCI/TECH: "Positive" Results for Anti-Aids Pill

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posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 11:44 PM
A study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has yielded strong results regarding a potential "morning-after" pill for AIDS exposure. A prescription of the "drug cocktail" for 28 days seems to lower the risk of contracting AIDS substantially. The combination of drugs used are the same used by already infected individuals for life as a symptom suppressor.

Taking drug cocktails for four weeks seems to greatly reduce the risk of becoming infected with the virus, which is transmitted through sexual relations, drug use and shared needles, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) said on Thursday.

These drug cocktails, called highly active antiretroviral therapy (Haart), are routinely taken for life by HIV-infected patients who can afford it and have access. Haart can keep a patient healthy despite infection with the deadly and incurable virus.

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It is highly encouraging to find that they are making progress in this area, as AIDS continues to be a world wide menace. Makes me wonder when a viable vaccine may be ready, or if a viable vaccine is possible. In any case, there are many avenues to halt the progression of this horrible virus, but the main area of infection continues to be abroad.........I think the corrolation of poverty to percentage of AIDS infection is worthy of note and hopefully we'll see an improvement there as well.

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