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Pre-exposure prophylaxis is providing an exciting new innovation to tackle HIV prevention. shutterstock

Rings and things … other ways to prevent HIV are on the cards

Trials have shown that rates of HIV infection are reduced if people not infected with HIV take anti-retrovirals - known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). But adherence to a daily dose is a problem.
The WHO has recommended pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, as an additional HIV prevention choice for people with a high risk of being infected. Truvada has been licensed in South Africa. Epa/Maurizio Gambarini

How a drug can help prevent 5000 girls being infected with HIV every week

Young women in southern Africa are most at risk of becoming infected with HIV. If they take a pre-exposure prophylaxis like Truvada it could change their lives.

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