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Daily Pill Lowers Odds for Infection With HIV
Date:11/23/2010

er the drug might also be effective in other populations, including women.

The CDC issued a statement Tuesday hailing the study findings and saying it would "fully review the trial data and publish interim guidance for physicians" in the coming weeks.

But in the meantime, the agency said that use of the pill "should never be seen as the first line of defense against HIV," noting that the strategy was only partially effective, even when used with standard safe-sex approaches such as HIV testing and condom use.

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There's more on HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organization.

SOURCES: Kenneth Mayer, M.D., medical research director and co-chair, The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health, Boston, and professor, medicine and community health, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, R.I.; Michael Horberg, M.D., director, HIV/AIDS, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, Calif.; nOV. 23,2010, statement, Kevin Fenton, M.D., director, CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD & TB Prevention; Nov. 25, 2010, New England Journal of Medicine


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