Preventing sexually transmitted diseases may not reduce HIV riskBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7182.486 (Published 20 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:486
- Susan Mayor
A Ugandan project designed to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STD) has shown no reduction in the risk of HIV-1 transmission, according to results published last week that conflict with previous studies.
Researchers working in the Rakai district of Uganda randomly assigned 10 community clusters of people negative for HIV-1 either to an active intervention group given intensive home based antibiotic treatment for controlling sexually transmitted disease or to a placebo group receiving …
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