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CA to test HIV treatment pill for possible preventative use
Southern California Public Radio

A pill which has long served as treatment for the HIV-positive may now work on double-duty as an HIV preventative. Researchers announced Tuesday that they will be testing the pill as a preventative in about 700 gay and bisexual men, and transgendered women, in the Los Angeles and SoCal area.

“The ideal candidate for this kind of pill would be somebody who is repeatedly at high risk of infection,” said Phil Curtis, director of government affairs for AIDS Project Los Angeles. The nonprofit will be helping to recruit study participants.

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