Scientists say a long-acting, experimental drug completely protected monkeys from infection in two studies reported at an Aids conference in Boston.
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If testing in people shows the same, the shots could become a new tool to curb the spread of HIV. There's already a daily pill that can be taken by those who don't have the virus but are at risk of getting it from an infected partner.
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The studies were done by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and researchers at Rockefeller University in New York.
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