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July 23, 2009

Aciclovir reduces disease progression and death in people with HIV by nearly 20 per cent

"HIV positive people given 400mg of aciclovir twice-daily as part of a trial to see if the drug reduced HIV transmission in serodiscordant couples were 17% less likely to progress to AIDS, to have to start antiretroviral therapy, or die, the Fifth IAS Conference was told on its final day. This effect was statistically significant (p=0.03)."

Read more in Aidsmap, July 23, 2009.