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Regular intake of AIDS drug ‘Tenofovir’ helps reduce risk of HIV infection

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BANGKOK, June 13 – The regular use of AIDS drug ‘Tenofovir’ can help reduce the risk of HIV infection among injecting drug users, according to research conducted by the Thai government and the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The two agencies, joined by US Ambassador to Thailand Kristie A Kenney, told a news conference that a daily dose of ‘Tenofovir’ can help prevent HIV infection by 49 per cent, while a regular dose of the drug can help reduce the risk by 74 per cent.

Source: MCOT

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