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Studies: Long-Lasting Drug Prevents HIV Infection in Monkeys, Implications for Humans

In what’s being hailed as a breakthrough in HIV prevention, researchers have developed a slow-release version of an antiretroviral medication that offers long-lasting protection against the AIDS virus.   Injections of long-lasting AIDS drugs protected monkeys against infection for weeks, and researchers hope that it could lead to an important step forward in preventing the disease in humans.   In experiments with rhesus macaques, researchers at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research...

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