Dr Robert Grant
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New HIV drug could spell 'end of Aids epidemic'

A panel of US health experts has for the first time backed a drug to prevent HIV infection in healthy people.

The panel recommended US regulators approve the daily pill, Truvada, for use by people considered at high risk of contracting the Aids virus.

Dr Robert Grant, from Gladstone Institutes, said regular use of the drug made protection from HIV infection much higher.

  • 11 May 2012