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Health Feature: Discordant Couples

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Uploaded on Jun 5, 2011

On this 30th birthday of HIV/AIDS, scientists are hopeful that finding its cure is possible following the case of an American man who was reportedly cured of aids in Germany. And while the search for a vaccine continues, researchers have also made strides on the prevention and treatment fronts, to the extent that now, HIV is no longer a death sentence as it was 30 years ago. Here in Kenya, a new study on discordant couples, those in which one person is HIV - infected and the other HIV -- negative, reveals that early use of anti -- retroviral drugs reduces the risk of the HIV positive spouse from infecting their partner by 96%.

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