Antiviral drugs help prevent HIV infection in IV drug users Treating intravenous drug users with antiviral drugs may reduce their chances of HIV infection, according to a new study published Wednesday in the British medical journal The Lancet.
The Bangkok Tenofovir Study was done in Bangkok, Thailand, from 2005 2013. It was run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the Thailand Ministry of Public Health. Researchers recruited more than 24,000 people at 17 sites. Half took the pill tenofovir an antiretroviral drug daily, while the other half got a placebo. Participants were followed for about four years. Researchers found those taking the drug cut their chances of infection by 49% almost in half approximately 49%. This is not the oakley red glasses first study to prove that PrEP pre exposure prophylaxis is effective in reducing HIV transmission in high risk groups. Studies have already been done in heterosexuals as well as gay and bisexual men. But according to the CDC, this is the first study of its kind to prove effective in reducing rates among those who inject drugs. "This study completes the picture of PrEP efficacy for all major HIV risk groups, said Dr. Michael Martin, chief of clinical research for the Thailand Ministry of Public Health CDC collaboration. now know that pre exposure prophylaxis can be a potentially vital option for HIV prevention in people at very high risk for infection, whether through sexual transmission or injecting drug use." Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said, real important advance here is the proof of concept that in yet another high risk group IV drug users pre exposure prophylaxis can work if the individuals adhere to taking the drug. study found that the reduction rate for those who took their daily dose routinely was even higher 74%. "Adherence was a key factor determining efficacy in our trial among people who inject drugs, as it has been in previous PrEP trials examining sexual transmission," said Martin. "These results underscore the importance of helping people using pre exposure prophylaxis achieve effective levels of adherence." It can often be difficult to directly attribute the antiviral drug protective effect on people who get infected by injecting drugs, saidSalim Karim, professor and director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) at the University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban, South Africa. That because, he says, some IV drug users engage in risky behavior such as prostitution to support their drug habit. "Even though questions remain about the extent to which PrEP can be effective in preventing either of the routes of transmission in this group, the overall result is that daily tenofovir does reduce HIV transmission in injecting drug users, Karim said. introduction of PrEP for HIV prevention in injecting drug users should be considered as an additional component to accompany other proven prevention strategies like needle exchange programmes, methadone programmes, promotion of safer sex and injecting practices, condoms, and HIV counseling and testing." UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, called the study results a complement to other PrEP trials released over the past few years. "Piece by piece, scientific advances are paving the way to the end of the AIDS epidemic," said Michel Sidib, UNAIDS executive director. "The full potential of antiretroviral therapy in keeping people alive and well and in preventing new HIV infections is becoming apparent. The results of this study are important, and if used effectively in HIV programming, could have a significant impact in protecting people who inject drugs from becoming infected with HIV." So far, all evidence suggests PrEP is safe and effective for reducing the risk of HIV infection in high risk populations, and there have been no concerns regarding its use daily, the CDC says. They met through BlckWhteHub. om. A Serious black white dating for black white single s seeking interracial relationships, friendships, dating,love oakley store and more. models, celebrities, etc.)If you are single, perhaps you can have a try. Most of them are trying to live productive lives. They help themselves, their families, their friends and their communities. Given that we have limited resources to help them, I see know reason to spend any of these resources on people who choose to use drugs and are stupid enough to share needles. No reason at all. Every dollar we spend on somebody who CHOSE to ruin his life is a dollar denied to someone who wants to make something of themselves. You mourn for the drug addict. I mourn for the poor child who never had a chance because we wasted resources on those that choose to throw their lives away. June 13, 2013 at 00:38 Report abuse Ummmm, because IV drug users don live on a secluded planet away from the rest of society. They interact with others in society, hence spreading the disease around. IV drug users aren just junkies sleeping authentic oakley lenses in their own p e e in dark alleys. They people who have friends, possibly girlfriends/boyfriends or kids. They people who interact in society on a daily basis heightening the risk of others getting the disease through some of their actions. And some of them even manage to kick the drug habit and become better people and productive members of society again. Do you want your next drug rehabilitated coworker to be HIV oakley monster positive?? Stop being so selfish and superior. June 12, 2013 at 20:52 Report abuse People, before you get your underwear all in a bundle, this was a study to test the effectiveness of this particular method of preventing HIV infection. And thank you to those who dared mention that these very addicts might be out there passing HIV infection to others who are unaware that they are IV drug users or perhaps to their babies through birth. So yes, you should really care even if you don care about the addicts themselves (Rush Limbaugh, Brett Favre?, half the baseball hall of fame used IV drugs). This study was done to add to the body of knowledge of HIV prevention and treatment and was not solely done simply to treat IV drug users. Please, before you spit your flamin hot cheetos out of your nose, take some time to understand science.
June 12, 2013 at 23:24 HIV is a disease/sickness that can mess up a Person in such ways that i reckon that, if you have a human heart you can weep even for a sworn enemy who is in the final stages of the disease. My Country Botswana experienced the devastation 1st hand in the early to mid nineties before the introduction of ARV The governmennt did a lot, it really fought hard. Unfortunately some of us Folks can be such unbelievable idiots!!! Imagine a Person whisked out of deaths door through the help of ARV only for them to engage in risky behaviour further risking re infection and spreading the virus! What do you do with such.
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