Aids: New drug prevents sexual Transmission of HIV

The medications to prevent Transmission of HIV even with unprotected intercourse

In a long-term study has shown that men who of an effective HIV-treatment, when the Virus is suppressed, the Partner in unprotected sex with the Aids pathogen, infect.

Aids epidemic’s end

The United Nations have agreed a few years ago on an ambitious Plan: The global Aids epidemic should be completed by 2030. However, currently nearly 37 million people with Aids are still living virus HIV. According to experts, only 59 percent receive antiretroviral therapy. This treatment can prevent the Transmission of the deadly Virus, even during unprotected intercourse, as well in a study, it was shown.

In a study it has been shown that, allow drugs to the AIDS-virus HIV suppress, homosexual couples have unprotected sex without the risk of contagion. (Image: nito/

Drugs against the HIV Virus

Only a few weeks ago, British researchers reported a medical breakthrough: according to The experts, a man from England could be cured from the HIV Virus.

Also in the prevention of the research has come now. Thus, it was possible already years ago to develop a drug that can reduce the number of new HIV infections in men massive.

The means for protection against Aids, is now approved in the EU.

And there are also drugs that the Virus is not transmitted the Aids virus HIV suppress, so that even in the case of unprotected Sex.

This has been shown in a long-term study, which was published recently in the medical journal “The Lancet”.

New infections can be prevented

At the Europe-wide study headed by the University College London (UCL) and the University of Copenhagen took part in almost 1,000 gay couples over a period of eight years.

In all pairs, one Partner was not infected with the HI Virus, the other was infected and was treated with the so-called anti-retro viral therapy (ART).

This treatment keeps the Virus in check. Affected, however, are not entirely exempt from the Aids virus.

As the UCL is reported in a communication, the study participants, no contagion, even though the couples in sexual intercourse did not use condoms.

The drugs can also prevent heterosexual couples infections, had already shown in a previous study.

The researchers estimate that the treatment during the study period, about 470 HIV-preventing new Infections.

You don’t would like to point out that the results can readily be generalized.

While the study participants were on average 38 years old, done most of the new infections with the HI Virus in persons under 25.

Risk of transmission is zero

“The results of our research provide compelling evidence that the risk of HIV Transmission in gay men under KIND of a is zero,” said study leader Prof. Alison Rodger from the UCL.

According to the scientists support the Thesis that HIV-positive people, in whose blood the Virus is no longer detectable and are no longer able to transmit the pathogen.

Rodger, this knowledge could contribute “to put an end to the HIV pandemic by preventing the Transmission of HIV”.

Professor Jens Lundgren, Professor of infectious diseases at Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, added: “We have now presented the conclusive scientific evidence, such as the treatment prevents the sexual Transmission of HIV effectively.” (ad)