A breakthrough study on gay couple found that anti-retroviral drugs taken by HIV-infected partners to suppress the virus to undetectable levels could also help in the prevention of sexual transmission of the disease.
The research paper published in Lancet medical journal which reports about the clinical trials study of gay patients with close to 1000 gay couples over a period of seven years.
A professor in University College London who co-led the research Alison Rodger said, “Our findings provide conclusive evidence for homosexual men who are in danger of HIV transmission using suppressive ART is zero”
The paper report that the risk of HIV transmission between “serodifferent” gay male couples – where one partner is HIV-positive and one is HIV-negative.
Since the start of the Aids epidemic in the 1980s, more than 77 million people have become infected with HIV. Almost half of the – 35.4 million – have died of Aids.