Only safe sex can halt HIV

Even universal access to antiretroviral drugs could not control an HIV epidemic, UK researchers have found. They used a mathematical model to compare different ways of improving access in poor countries. Providing drugs to all patients raised infection rates because they lived longer and became sexually active again. Only the addition of safe sex campaigns could cut infection rates (PLoS Med 2006;3:e124).

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