The Star (Nairobi)

18 July 2011

Kenya: Fresh Guidelines to Be Issued On HIV/Aids Prevention Drugs

The government will issue fresh guidelines of the treatment and prevention of HIV/Aids following last week's findings among discordant couples. Medical experts in Eldoret said the research findings will change the way HIV/Aids cases are handled worldwide.

The research carried out at sites in Kenya and Uganda revealed that individuals at high risk of infection who took a daily tablet containing an HIV medication experienced a more than 73 per cent reduced risk of infection. Dr Oketch Disreas said already, many Kenyans were enquiring about the new drug known as Tenofovir (TDF) which was used in the research giving the positive results.

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