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Initiation of Antiretroviral Treatment Protects Uninfected Sexual Partners from HIV Infection (HPTN Study 052)
Date:5/12/2011

ially if their partner refuses to use condoms consistently."

Recently released data from another study, HPTN 043, demonstrated that community mobilization boosts HIV testing in developing countries and is one option for effectively increasing coverage of HIV testing services. The HPTN is evaluating a test, link to care, plus treat approach for prevention of HIV transmission in HPTN 065, a study currently underway in the USA. This study will demonstrate the population-level impact of increased knowledge of HIV status and linkage to care on HIV transmission.

About HPTN 052

HPTN 052 is a randomized, controlled trial designed to evaluate the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV in serodiscordant couples. The trial is conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) and funded by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Additional support was provided by the NIAID-funded Adult Clinical Trials Group. The antiretroviral drugs used in the study were made available by Abbott Laboratories; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Gilead Sciences; GlaxoSmithKline; and Merck & Co., Inc.

About HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN)

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) is a partnership between scientists and communities around the world to develop, evaluate, and implement cutting-edge biomedical, behavioral, and structural interventions to reduce the transmission of HIV. HPTN uses randomized controlled clinical trials, designed and conducted according to the highest scientific and ethical standards, to identify the best combinations of interventions for the populations at highest risk of HIV infection worldwide. HPTN is largely funded by National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases with additional funding from National Institute on Drug Abuse and Nation
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