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‘Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men’

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Healthy gay men should be offered daily HIV drugs to prevent infections, say UK Medical Research Council and Public Health England scientists.

Their study, on 545 high-risk men, found one case of HIV could be stopped for every 13 men treated for a year.

The research team says it would be similar to the pill for women and would not encourage risky sex.

The findings have been described as a “game changer” and the NHS is considering how to adopt them.

Antiretroviral drugs have transformed HIV treatment and patients have a near-normal life expectancy.

Now there is a growing body of research showing the drugs can have a dramatic role in preventing new infections. READ MORE HERE

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